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A REFLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE TOWARDS AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION-BASED SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT IN GENERAL RURAL CHINA AND FARMERS' ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION AS THE ENTRY POINT OF ICTS

  • Miao Ji
  • Ting Zuo
  • Eamon Leninhan
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 295)

Abstract

The information-based agricultural system plays a profound role in agricultural economic and social development in long term. There are various practices worldwide, both successful and unsuccessful. In recent years new technologies blossomed, if those new technologies succeed in the developed world, does it hold true for China? The alternative choices in informationbased system development should be noticed in China. This article argues that China’s development policy should choose the way that adapts to China’s circumstances, not totally adopt the western way. In the current situation of general rural China, the theme of information-based agricultural system needs to be further addressed. It is suggested that the Farmers’ Economic Association can be considered as one of the most accessible entry-points for further development way.

Keywords:

Farmers’ Economic Association ICTs Information-based system 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Humanities and DevelopmentChina Agriculture UniversityChina
  2. 2.Center for Sustainable LivelihoodsUniversity College CorkIreland

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