HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 26 no. 2 (2001)

TropRice: a decision support system for irrigated rice

M A. Bell | R. Bakker-dhaliwal | A. Atkinson

Discipline: Information Technology, Agriculture

 

Abstract:

TropRice is a knowledge-driven support system that delivers expert informationto help technology transfer agents make more informed practical decisions relatedto rice production in the tropics.

TropRice was developed in response to the recognition that many researchers, field extension agents, and farmers donot have access to the most up-to-date information on how to improve their rice-growing practices. Computers, the Internet, and information technologies offer innovative ways to package and present practical information. Target audience and environment TropRice is primarily aimed at intermediary technology transfer agents-the people who work with farmers in the field and need practical information on production and post production practices. They can be in government, nongovernment extension organizations, or the private sector. In addition, researchers will find TropRice useful as both a training and field practice resource.