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DOI 10.1038/s41893-020-00631-0
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Titel (primär) The global divide in data-driven farming
Autor Mehrabi, Z.; McDowell, M.J.; Ricciardi, V.; Levers, C.; Martinez, J.D.; Mehrabi, N.; Wittman, H.; Ramankutty, N.; Jarvis, A.
Quelle Nature Sustainability
Erscheinungsjahr 2021
Department CLE
Band/Volume 4
Heft 2
Seite von 154
Seite bis 160
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
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Abstract Big data and mobile technology are widely claimed to be global disruptive forces in agriculture that benefit small-scale farmers. Yet the access of small-scale farmers to this technology is poorly understood. We show that only 24–37% of farms of <1 ha in size are served by third generation (3G) or 4G services, compared to 74–80% of farms of >200 ha in size. Furthermore, croplands with severe yield gaps, climate-stressed locations and food-insecure populations have poor service coverage. Across many countries in Africa, less than ~40% of farming households have Internet access, and the cost of data remains prohibitive. We recommend a digital inclusion agenda whereby governments, the development community and the private sector focus their efforts to improve access so that data-driven agriculture is available to all farmers globally.
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Mehrabi, Z., McDowell, M.J., Ricciardi, V., Levers, C., Martinez, J.D., Mehrabi, N., Wittman, H., Ramankutty, N., Jarvis, A. (2021):
The global divide in data-driven farming
Nat. Sustain. 4 (2), 154 - 160 10.1038/s41893-020-00631-0