States Academic Press
Botany, Plant Science and Agriculture - Agricultural Sciences
The use of information and communication processes for rural and agriculture development is the primary objective of information and communications technologies in agriculture. It is also referred to as e-agriculture. ICT in agriculture aims to improve livelihood by enhancing agricultural productivity and income. It includes designing, development, application and evaluation of innovative ways that are used in the rural domain while focusing primarily on agriculture. Standards, methodologies, norms, policy support and development of institutional and individual capacities are the primary components of this field. ICT in agriculture uses various tools such as networks, devices, mobiles, applications and services ranging from new and innovative technologies to pre-existing instruments like televisions, satellites, fixed telephones and radios. The book strives to provide a fair idea about this discipline and helps develop a better understanding of the latest advances within this field. The various studies that are constantly contributing towards advancing technologies and evolution of information and communications technology in agriculture are examined in detail. Those with an interest in this field would find this book very helpful.