Design requirements for an online data exchange platform to bridge the gap between farmers and researchers in India

Sran, Ashmean Kaur (2021) Design requirements for an online data exchange platform to bridge the gap between farmers and researchers in India. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The rising awareness of information transparency and the increasing trend of citizen participation in the agriculture sector has created new opportunities for information sharing. There are numerous information resources available for farmers from private, government sources and industry stakeholders. There are also various farm surveys by which farmers contribute towards the agricultural sector. However, no such platform connects farmers and researchers in which data exchange happens simultaneously between them. This gap in information exchange contributes to slow growth in the advancement of the agricultural sector. Research results do not reach the end-users in time to adopt agricultural improvement practices. Often researchers do not get the opportunity to engage and encourage farmers to be citizen scientists to contribute to the research. In this thesis, we develop design requirements for an online web-based prototype data exchange platform to bridge the gap between researchers and farmers. The platform can serve as a way to build farmers’ trust in researchers and encourage them to contribute more towards agricultural research to develop the sector. We believe that the findings of this study will prove helpful to interface designers and researchers to inform and guide future work in this critical area.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 15290
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 96-119).
Keywords: website design, agriculture, information system, data exchange
Department(s): Business Administration, Faculty of
Date: December 2021
Date Type: Submission
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Web sites--Design; User interfaces (Computer systems)--India; Transborder data flow--India; Computer systems--India; Agricultural information networks--India; Farmers--India.

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