ICT in Agriculture

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Department of CSE, BUET
“ICT in Agriculture”
The Challenges
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Local Information for Local Use
Disease and Insect Detection
Information Authentication
Communication
Handling Illiteracy
Direct Marketing
Social Networking
Global Market
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Local Information
• Price of agri-inputs, agri-products, current demandstock information, weather forecasting, soil
condition.
• Department of Agricultural Marketing(DAM) by
Ministry of Agriculture (www.dam.gov.bd).
• Analysis of available information. For example,
indication of price fall/rise in near future.
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Disease & Insect Detection
• Lack of knowledge, wrong steps.
• Uncoordinated and inadequate databases: BAKB, BRRI etc.
• Ways of detection
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Samples
Photos
Sensors/Devices
Applications
• Warning to neighbors.
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Information Authentication
• Information collection
• Coordinating the information
• Information Verification
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Communication
• Inadequate public service coverage & geographic
remoteness result ‘Information poverty’.
• Connectivity
– Internet : 7-8%
– Mobile Network: 99%
• SMS, MMS and VOICE based systems
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Handling Illiteracy
• Link farmers with ICT, customize ICT to be user
friendly.
• Little understanding of how ICT might be of
relevance to their livelihoods.
• Possibilities
– Need-based adult literacy curriculum.
– Youngers may play as information intermediaries to
elders.
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Direct Marketing
• Farmers to get a fair price.
• Middlemen are making abnormally high profits.
• Local call centers and regular VOICE/SMS services.
• Direct marketing by Government.
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Social Networking
• Pages, Discussion Boards, Groups
• Real time web can be used to distribute real time
information quickly.
• Facilitate Location Based Services.
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Global Market
• Achievement of self-sufficiency in food - 2012.
• Now is the time to enter into the global agricultural
market.
• ICT can help
– Identifying which product to export and which to
not.
– Identify the markets we should target.
Department of CSE, BUET
“ICT in Agriculture”
The Challenges
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•
•
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Local Information for Local Use
Disease and Insect Detection
Information Authentication
Communication
Handling Illiteracy
Direct Marketing
Social Networking
Global Market
Department of CSE, BUET
“ICT in Agriculture”
The Challenges
• Centralized and Comprehensive Agricultural Information
System (CCAIS)
– Farmer Database
– Others ?
– Weather Warning System
• Soil, Fertilizer and Crop Disease and Insect
• Agricultural Marketing and Monitoring
– Direct Marketing
– Local Marketing
– Social Networking
Department of CSE, BUET
Happy Brainstorming
Thank you all
Department of CSE, BUET

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