Agricultural information dissemination using ICTs: a review and analysis of information dissemination models in China

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/604188
Title:
Agricultural information dissemination using ICTs: a review and analysis of information dissemination models in China
Authors:
Zhang, Yun; Wang, Lei; Duan, Yanqing
Abstract:
Over the last three decades, China’s agriculture sector has been transformed from the traditional to modern practice through the effective deployment of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Information processing and dissemination have played a critical role in this transformation process. Many studies in relation to agriculture information services have been conducted in China, but few of them have attempted to provide a comprehensive review and analysis of different information dissemination models and their applications. This paper aims to review and identify the ICT based information dissemination models in China and to share the knowledge and experience in applying emerging ICTs in disseminating agriculture information to farmers and farm communities to improve productivity and economic, social and environmental sustainability. The paper reviews and analyzes the development stages of China’s agricultural information dissemination systems and different mechanisms for agricultural information service development and operations. Seven ICT-based information dissemination models are identified and discussed. Success cases are presented. The findings provide a useful direction for researchers and practitioners in developing future ICT based information dissemination systems. It is hoped that this paper will also help other developing countries to learn from China’s experience and best practice in their endeavor of applying emerging ICTs in agriculture information dissemination and knowledge transfer.
Affiliation:
Ministry of Agriculture, China; University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Zhang, Y., Wang, L., Duan, Y. (2016) 'Agricultural information dissemination using ICTs: A review and analysis of information dissemination models in China'. Information Processing in Agriculture, 3 (1) pp17-29.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Information Processing in Agriculture
Issue Date:
Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/604188
DOI:
10.1016/j.inpa.2015.11.002
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2214317316000020
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Open Access funded by China Agricultural University
ISSN:
2214-3173
Sponsors:
The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support provided by the Agricultural Technology Transfer (AgriTT) programme which is funded by UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Appears in Collections:
Business and Information Systems Research Centre (BISC)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Yunen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Leien
dc.contributor.authorDuan, Yanqingen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-01T10:49:43Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-01T10:49:43Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03en
dc.identifier.citationZhang, Y., Wang, L., Duan, Y. (2016) 'Agricultural information dissemination using ICTs: A review and analysis of information dissemination models in China'. Information Processing in Agriculture, 3 (1) pp17-29.en
dc.identifier.issn2214-3173en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.inpa.2015.11.002en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/604188en
dc.descriptionOpen Access funded by China Agricultural Universityen
dc.description.abstractOver the last three decades, China’s agriculture sector has been transformed from the traditional to modern practice through the effective deployment of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Information processing and dissemination have played a critical role in this transformation process. Many studies in relation to agriculture information services have been conducted in China, but few of them have attempted to provide a comprehensive review and analysis of different information dissemination models and their applications. This paper aims to review and identify the ICT based information dissemination models in China and to share the knowledge and experience in applying emerging ICTs in disseminating agriculture information to farmers and farm communities to improve productivity and economic, social and environmental sustainability. The paper reviews and analyzes the development stages of China’s agricultural information dissemination systems and different mechanisms for agricultural information service development and operations. Seven ICT-based information dissemination models are identified and discussed. Success cases are presented. The findings provide a useful direction for researchers and practitioners in developing future ICT based information dissemination systems. It is hoped that this paper will also help other developing countries to learn from China’s experience and best practice in their endeavor of applying emerging ICTs in agriculture information dissemination and knowledge transfer.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to acknowledge the financial support provided by the Agricultural Technology Transfer (AgriTT) programme which is funded by UK Department for International Development (DFID).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2214317316000020en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Information Processing in Agricultureen
dc.subjectICT-based information service modelen
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.subjectagricultureen
dc.subjectfarmersen
dc.subjectinformation disseminationen
dc.subjectinformatizationen
dc.subjectP110 Information Managementen
dc.titleAgricultural information dissemination using ICTs: a review and analysis of information dissemination models in Chinaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMinistry of Agriculture, Chinaen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalInformation Processing in Agricultureen
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