Agricultural Management Tools: Is there information equity between agribusiness and the small farmer?

Reid Isaac Boehm, Suzie Allard


Agriculture is an essential part of a nation’s economy. It supplies food for people, fodder for animals, and provides a livelihood for a significant portion of the population. Agricultural information management is important because it means that we can plan and prepare for changes in our food supply and our economy, we can troubleshoot problems and assess past issues. This paper is an exploratory analysis of the literature surrounding tools and services that are available to support agricultural information management. In particular, it begins to discuss why we need to assess in detail the differences between the data services for agribusiness versus those for small-scale farms.

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