Using Ritx Soil Technology and Weather Sensors to Increase Rice Production: How Farmers Adopt Innovation?

Authors

  • Lina Asnamawati
  • Is Eka Herawati
  • Timbul Rasoki
  • ida Faridha
  • Ana Nurmalia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32663/ja.v21i2.4179

Keywords:

adoption of innovation, ritx soil and weather sensor, rice production improvement, technology application

Abstract

In certain locations of Indonesia, Ritx Soil and Weather Sensor technology has been used in the agriculture industry. However, scientific reports on farmer technology uptake are not publicly available for scientific and policymaking purposes. As a result, this study was conducted to give scientific data on the acceptance of farmer technological advancements. This exercise was conducted in Cikembulan Village, Garut Regency, with 56 participants. According to the report, only 41% of respondents used technology. Cosmopolitanism, farmer motivation, farmer presence, self-efficacy, the function of extension personnel, frequency of extension, education, and farm experience are the elements of innovation adoption explored. Only farm experience has a favorable impact on the uptake of farmer innovations. Finally, there must be a significant push, particularly from the non-profit organizations and the government.

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Published

2024-02-05