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ICT in Agriculture:
Perspectives of Technological Innovation


E. Gelb, A. Offer

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 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Center for Agricultural Economic Research



This book is dedicated to the memory of the late
Prof. Pierre Robert
an ICT innovator, colleague and true friend


Pierre Robert was born in Liege, Belgium. After getting his B.S. in Geography and B.S. in Sciences for Developing Nations at the University of Liege, Belgium, he started his career as FAO  expert Hydrology and Soil Conservation in Rabat,  Morocco. Then, he  moved to the USA where he received his PhD in Soil Sciences at the University of Minnesota in 1982. Pierre developed his vision for Precision Agriculture as an outgrowth of his PhD dissertation, and founded the University of Minnesota Precision Agriculture Center in 1995. Among the numerous honors and awards he was granted, the most recent and one of the most prestigious was the title of Fellow: Soil Science Society of America, received just one month before his untimely accidental  death on December 12, 2003.


Table of Contents 



Introduction - Computers and Farming: Vision and Reality? - A. Offer159 KB
Is ICT Adoption for Agriculture Still an Important Issue? - E. Gelb, C. Parker386 KB
IT Applications in Agriculture: Some Developments and Perspectives – F. Kuhlmann308 KB
ICT Adoption as an Agricultural Information Dissemination tool – an historical perspective - M. Harkin137 KB
Management Information Systems - S. Harsh562 KB
ICT in Precision Agriculture – Diffusion of technology - S. Fountas, S. Blackmore. S. M. Pedersen200 KB
ICT in Water Supply and Irrigation Management - M. Sne233 KB
ICT in the Dairy Farming System - - A. Berman102 KB
Measuring the Benefit from a Computer in the Milking Parlor – E. Gelb, Y. Kislev, H. Voet335 KB
Fruit Tree Models: Scope and Limitations - E. Goldschmidt, A. Lakso243 KB
-- Fruit Tree Models: Scope and Limitations - addendum - A. Lakso48 KB
Tell Me, Crop, How Are You? – J. R. Lambert146 KB
AGRIS 1968-1994: Insights and Lessons - A personal memoir – A. I. Lebowitz163 KB
How Can Agricultural Extension Best Harness ICTs to Improve Rural Livelihood in Developing Countries - D. Richardson240 KB
Evaluating Internet for Extension in Agriculture – G. Bonati, E. Gelb236 KB
What Influences Farmers' Computer Use - R.K. Iddings, J. Apps.108 KB
ICT Adoption in Horticulture: A comparison to the EFITA Base line – N. Taragola, E. Gelb411 KB
FARMSOFT – A 1997 Agricultural Software Review Perspective – E. Gelb, G. Bonati, J.L. Carel, J.J. Claustriaux, P. Jurgens, S. Lehnert, P. Pasher, J. Kamp, A.M. Murao, V.Wahl, J. Nicol, J.A. Nunez, Butragueno, F. Costa, G. Spoiden, M. Raschas219 KB
ICT Spillovers in Rural Areas (An ICT Adoption review) – E. Gelb, D. Getz, G. Obermann414 KB
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Adoption as a Tool for Agricultural Research Coordination and Information Dissemination - A. Maoz239 KB
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Contribution to Broiler Breeding - Y. Eitan268 KB
Management of Publicly Funded Agricultural Research - E. Gelb, D. Levanon237 KB
NOA - A Management Information System for the National Dairy and Beef Herds - E. Ezra164 KB
EFITA ICT Adoption Questionnaire81 KB
The Need and Design of Computerized Farm Management Tools - Lessons Learned from a Swedish Case - B. Ohlmer.247 KB
The Village Knowledge Centers of Pondicherry (An Indian ICT Adoption case study) - Julian Swindell54 KB
ICT Adoption Trends in Agriculture: A Summary of the EFITA ICT Adoption Questionnaires (1999 - 2009) - E. Gelb and H. Voet72 KB
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Agricultural Extension - An Overtime Israeli Perspective - E. Gelb, B. Gal, D. Wolfson661 KB
Technological Innovation Adoption - Constraint Commonalities - Summary of the 2009 EFITA/JIAC plenary session - E. Gelb, A. Auernhammer, P. Wagner, S. Blackmore33 KB
The EFITA ICT Adoption Questionnaire - 1999-2011 Priority Indicators for the Future - E. Gelb344 KB
Authors e-mail contacts26 KB