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Towards using ICT to enhance flow of information to aid farmer sustainability in Sri Lanka

De Silva, Lasanthi N. C., Goonetillake, Jeevani S., Wikramanayake, Gihan N. and Ginige, Athula 2012, Towards using ICT to enhance flow of information to aid farmer sustainability in Sri Lanka, in ACIS 2012 : Location, location, location : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012, ACIS, [Geelong, Vic.], pp. 1-10.

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Title Towards using ICT to enhance flow of information to aid farmer sustainability in Sri Lanka
Author(s) De Silva, Lasanthi N. C.
Goonetillake, Jeevani S.
Wikramanayake, Gihan N.
Ginige, Athula
Conference name Australasian Conference on Information Systems (23rd : 2012 : Geelong, Victoria)
Conference location Geelong, Victoria
Conference dates 3-5 Dec. 2012
Title of proceedings ACIS 2012 : Location, location, location : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012
Editor(s) Lamp, JohnORCID iD for Lamp, John orcid.org/0000-0003-1891-0400
Publication date 2012
Conference series Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher ACIS
Place of publication [Geelong, Vic.]
Keyword(s) mobile based information system
disseminate knowledge
farming lifecycle
information flow model
Summary Farmers need information at all stages of the farming life cycle to make optimal decisions. The required information includes not only prior knowledge but also real time (dynamic) information such as market prices and current production levels. Some valuable information needed by the farmers is produced by government organizations and is available in different locations in different formats. Although farmer is the most important stakeholder in agriculture, there has not been much effort to provide the essential information to farmers on a real time basis. This lack of information is creating many difficulties for farmers as they are not being able to make the correct decisions relating to their farming activities. Through field studies we have identified information required by farmers at various stages of the farming cycle and official sources where this information is available. Next we developed an information flow model that connects various information sources to farmers’ information needs. Based on these findings we are now developing a mobile phone based information system to deliver the required information to farmers in real time.
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Language eng
Field of Research 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Related work DU:30049020
Copyright notice ©2012, The Authors/ACIS
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049096

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