inis 23(1): e2

Research Article

AgFAB - A Farmer-centered Agricultural Bower

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eetinis.v10i1.2714,
        author={Muhammad Azhar Iqbal and Brianna B. Posadas and Fudi Qin and Bohan Liu and Ali Siddique},
        title={AgFAB - A Farmer-centered Agricultural Bower},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems},
        volume={10},
        number={1},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={INIS},
        year={2023},
        month={2},
        keywords={Farmer-Centered, Agriculture, Human-Computer Interaction},
        doi={10.4108/eetinis.v10i1.2714}
    }
    
  • Muhammad Azhar Iqbal
    Brianna B. Posadas
    Fudi Qin
    Bohan Liu
    Ali Siddique
    Year: 2023
    AgFAB - A Farmer-centered Agricultural Bower
    INIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eetinis.v10i1.2714
Muhammad Azhar Iqbal1,*, Brianna B. Posadas2, Fudi Qin3, Bohan Liu3, Ali Siddique4
  • 1: Lancaster University
  • 2: Virginia Tech
  • 3: Beijing Jiaotong University
  • 4: National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
*Contact email: azhar.iqbal@lancaster.ac.uk

Abstract

Digital Agriculture aims to raise agricultural productivity while empowering the farming stakeholders (especially the farmers) with the availability of ICT-based applications on smart devices. However, despite putting in much effort, smallholder farmers’ willingness for adopting digital technologies is low in developing countries. In this study, following the principles of the human-design process, we investigated the smallholder farmers’ core demands from mobile/computing application(s). Considering these core demands of the farming community, the developed prototypical interfaces were evaluated by farmers using the System Usability Scale (SUS) to check the acceptability of a proposed farmer-centered solution named AgFAB. The AgFAB prototypical interface design received an average SUS score of 72.37, which is an indication of an acceptable design. Moreover, the results of Paired T-test seem promising for the strong adoptability of AgFAB by farmers with reference to their aspect of usability in the agricultural context.