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Views of Irish Farmers on Smart Farming Technologies: An Observational Study

by 1,†,‡, 2,*,‡ and 3,*
1
School of Computing, Dublin Business School, D02 WC04 Dublin, Ireland
2
School of Food Science and Environmental Health, TU Dublin, D01 HV58 Dublin, Ireland
3
ADAPT Centre, School of Computing, Dublin City University, D09 W6Y4 Dublin, Ireland
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Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Current address: 13/14 Aungier St, D02 WC04 Dublin, Ireland.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Received: 4 March 2019 / Revised: 8 April 2019 / Accepted: 9 April 2019 / Published: 12 April 2019
The primary objective of this research is to find the disparity for slow adoption of Smart Farming Technologies (SFT) in Ireland. The usage of Cloud Computing technology among Irish farmers would help to find out the adoption behaviour barrier and way to enhance from the present system. The research will also help us to indicate the reasons for farmers in adopting and not adopting any technology. The research followed a mixed method where both surveys and interviews were used to collect the data from Irish farmers. A total sample of 32 farmers were selected through snowball sampling with the help of social websites. This study explored the major factors in adopting new technology among Irish farmers. It also helped to find the perception of farmers and ways to improve from the present system. The result shows that Cloud Computing adoption among the young farmers is greater while it is lower among the old farmers in Ireland. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart farming; smart farming technology; cloud computing; Irish farmers smart farming; smart farming technology; cloud computing; Irish farmers
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Das V., J.; Sharma, S.; Kaushik, A. Views of Irish Farmers on Smart Farming Technologies: An Observational Study. AgriEngineering 2019, 1, 164-187. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriengineering1020013

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Das V. J, Sharma S, Kaushik A. Views of Irish Farmers on Smart Farming Technologies: An Observational Study. AgriEngineering. 2019; 1(2):164-187. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriengineering1020013

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Das V., Jithin, Shubham Sharma, and Abhishek Kaushik. 2019. "Views of Irish Farmers on Smart Farming Technologies: An Observational Study" AgriEngineering 1, no. 2: 164-187. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriengineering1020013

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