农业经济与管理合辑Agricultural Economics and Management
|ICT-based agricultural advisory services and nitrogen management practices: A case study of wheat production in China
|DING Ji-ping1, LI Jing-han2, LIU Jia-huan3, ZHANG Wei-feng3, JIA Xiang-ping4
2 Knowledge Technology and Innovation Group,
Wageningen University, Wageningen 6706KN, The Netherlands
3 College of Resources and Environmental
Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100094, P.R.China
4 Agricultural Information Institute, Chinese
Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, P.R.China
use of nitrogen fertilizer in China and its adverse effects on agricultural production
have been a national and global concern. In addition to massive public
initiatives to promote sustainable farm practices, grass-rooted innovations are emerging in
the niche, many of which take the forms of information and communication technologies (ICT) and digital services. This
study examines the effects of ICT-based extension services provided by an
entrepreneurial startup on adopting sustainable farming practices. We found no
significant reduction in N-fertilizer use for wheat production. But the
ICT-based services promoted farmers to adapt N-fertilizer use towards
site-specific management. The business model of the entrepreneurial venture
faces great challenges in becoming participatory and financially sustainable.
Received: 18 October 2021
Accepted: 17 February 2022
We acknowledge financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (72003148), the Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS-ASTIP–2016-AII), the Chinese Universities Scientific Fund (2452020072), the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFD0201303).
|About author: DING Ji-ping, E-mail: email@example.com; Correspondence JIA Xiang-ping, Tel/Fax: +86-10-82107843, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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DING Ji-ping, LI Jing-han, LIU Jia-huan, ZHANG Wei-feng, JIA Xiang-ping.
ICT-based agricultural advisory services and nitrogen management practices: A case study of wheat production in China. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 21(6): 1799-1811.
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