A decade of IT Adoption in Agriculture - an Agricultural Software-Review Perspective
Proceedings - Second European Conference EFITA
27 au 30 septembre 1999
[en] Agricultural Software ; Information Technology ; Computers ; Technological Innovation ; Internet
[en] The past decade is characterized by major changes in the Information Technology (IT) environment in agriculture - e.g. from batch processing of management data at service centers to adoption of multiple, on-farm, IT installations. An 11 country survey identified nonstructured and variable adoption patterns with a wide range of IT specifics. Software development facilitated these changes. A time-series software-installation count provided a usefull indicator of which, how many, how fast and when software were adopted. Study of Internet implementation for agricultural extension provided additional insight and explanation of IT adoption processes.