A Local Ict Application Tools for Agricultural Development in Nigeria
J.S. IGWE1, F.U. ONU2, C.O. Agwu3

1IGWE J.S., Computer Science Department, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria.
2F.U. ONU F.U., Computer Science Department, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria.
3AGWU C.O., Computer Science Department, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria.

Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 1-6 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H6923068819/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The world is experiencing rapid agricultural development especially in developed countries. This is synonymous with the tremendous rate with which such countries have adopted information and communication technology (ICT) tools, into their agricultural process. Since ICT has reduced the globe to a village, it has enjoyed full acceptance in every nook and crannies of human activities. The essence of this paper is to establish a conceptual bridge connecting the concept of Agricultural Development and the laid down objective of ICT. Agriculture has taken its own share of computerisation as almost all the agricultural processes like farm recording, soil survey/sampling, measurement, information dissemination, diagnosis of diseases, budgeting, forecasting and so many others has adopted ICT in one way or the other. This paper takes a thorough look at areas where ICT tools have enjoyed wide adoption in agriculture. It also listed some known applications that farmers all over the world can access for use in their farms. Most importantly, it uses a local application (software) to demonstrate how effective an ICT tool can be in agricultural application.
Keyword: Information and Communication Technology (ICT), ICT Tools, Agriculture, Farm Dairy, GPS, Food Security.
Scope of the Article: Database Theory and Application.