Project

Agricultural cooperatives and application of wireless sensor networks: Towards improving productivity on small-scale farms

Code
01D03418
Duration
01 October 2018 → 20 March 2023
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
    • Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
Keywords
Agricultural cooperatives wireless sensor networks smallholder farmers yardstick effects oligopsony
 
Project description

This study analyzes the role cooperatives could play in facilitating the adoption of wireless sensor networks amongst small-scale farmers. Through cooperatives, farmers could access sensor technology cheaper and its application could be better adapted to the farmers’ needs which will have a positive impact on their productivity levels. Cooperatives could have a yardstick effect and positively influence the market conditions.