Technology And The Field Of Information Communication Technology

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Wireless Farming Abstract: There is a remarkable growth in the field of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Developing Countries (DCs). Telecommunication is one of the areas where ICT is recording an ongoing rapid change. Mobile phones are becoming pervasive in daily scenario; and among the beneficiaries of this are farmers. Farmers are using mobile phones in executing their farming business and daily life. At the same time, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are also showing a result in developed part of our world. WSNs potential in sensing various environmental condition, their affordability and applicability motivated conducting of this master thesis. Therefore, the objective of conducting this master thesis is to investigate…show more content…
The government of Ethiopia and other key stakeholders involved in agricultural work consider agriculture to be the main source of income, and a key role player for the country’s socio-economic development. However, despite the fact that agriculture accounts to be a source of income and a supply for Ethiopia’s population livelihood, periodic drought and other environmental disasters common happenings many farmers compelled to face. Therefore, to overcome challenges in the sector various policies and strategies have been designed and implemented. These efforts have been made to enable farmers improve their productivity and further to facilitate a preventive methods to avoid risk. For instance, one of the key approaches that are being used by various stakeholders in agriculture to improve the production and productivity of the farmers is having Agricultural Information Systems and make use of Remote Sensing (RS) technologies. In this master thesis project we plan to conduct qualitative research using a case study, literature review, and design and creation to investigate and identify how the use of mobile phones with existing Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technologies be applied for agricultural purposes in developing countries taking the case of middle-scale irrigation-based farmers in Ethiopia. Our research tries to understand and demonstrate how such application can benefit primarily farmers and other agricultural stakeholders – both
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