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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Role Of Big Data On Digital Farming

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Md Nazirul Islam Sarker, Md Shahidul Islam, Hilarius Murmu, Elizabeth Rozario



Smart farming, precision agriculture, digital agriculture, sustainable agriculture, smart agriculture, digital farm, agricultural development.



This study aims to explore the potential of big data technologies for ensuring digital farming. A systematic literature method has been conducted to explore the current practices as well as aspects that can help farmer at field level for increasing production. This study reveals several technologies and practices in agriculture that are based on big data for taking right decision at right time in right way at the field level. The study reveals that use of agricultural big data technologies are still a low level and needs more investment for infrastructure establishment, related expertise, technological knowledge of farmers, attitude of adoption of technologies and awareness about the benefits of big data technologies. It also explores that application of big data technologies can help farmer to weather forecasting, crop selection, irrigation management, crop diseases and pest management, crop yield prediction, agricultural marketing, and agricultural policy decision. But farmer needs help from an expert team to implement the facilities at field level. The study argues that a commercial implementation of big data technologies requires government initiatives, private sector’s involvement and a public-private partnership to supply related facilities to farmers in time.



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