The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.
This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.
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- Evolution of the number of publications between 2005 and 2015
- Map of most publishing countries between 2005 and 2015
- Network of country collaborations
- Network of institutional collaborations (+10 publications)
- Network of keywords relating to data - Link
Factors associated with utilization of ICT enabled Village Information Centres by the dairy farmers in India: The case of Tamil Nadu
In India, a large number of innovative initiatives in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have been undertaken by the government, non-governmental and private sectors to provide Information Technology services to agrarian community. In spite of the number of projects oriented towards the transfer of technologies through ICTs, still the acceptability and utilization of ICTs are very low in the rural areas. Hence an attempt was made to identify the factors associated with utilization of ICT enabled the Village Information Centre by the dairy farmers of Tamilnadu. The major Village Information Centers established by Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) and n-Logue communication representing Government, Non-Government and Private Initiators respectively were selected purposefully for the study. A total of 270 respondents comprising of 180 users and 90 non-users of these centres constituted the sample for the study. The data were collected by using well constructed pre-tested interview schedule. The multiple linear regression analysis was applied to assess the factors associated with the VIC usage level in the study area. The regression functions were fitted separately for the VIC usage level by the beneficiaries of the three organizations and the pooled data for the overall beneficiaries in the study area. For the overall VIC usage level, only two variables i.e., Land holding and the knowledge level of the farmers were significantly associated with the VIC usage level at the 0.01 level of probability and the regression coefficient for this variable was positively related to the VIC usage level. Herd size was significantly associated with the VIC usage level at the 0.05 level of probability and the regression coefficient for this variable was positively related to the VIC usage level. The variable, income of the farmers was significantly associated with the VIC usage level at the 0.01 level of probability and the regression coefficient for this variable was negatively related to the VIC usage level. The study concludes that the dairy farmers with higher land holding size had bigger dairy herd size as well, which necessitate good knowledge on dairy farming so that exposure to VICs is more than that of the other beneficiaries with lesser land holdings. Higher usage levels of VIC information contribute to knowledge gain which in turn contributed to the effectiveness of VICs among the beneficiaries irrespective of type of VICs initiatives. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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