AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AND YIELD INFORMATION SYSTEM

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AND YIELD INFORMATION SYSTEM

ABSTRACT

The concept of Agriculture products and yield information system has been described as the integration and utilization of information technology system in farming related operations. Agriculture is a traditional trade and operations involved in production, having largely remained habitual in nature. Traditional methods of farming incorporated little or no use of information technology, despite its potential for dramatically increasing operations efficiency. The incorporation of information technologies into farming involves the integration of diverse technologies, with each capable of positively impacting the efficiency of all agricultural activities, thereby promoting sustainable agricultural practice. This project is aimed at providing a broad base, easily accessible knowledge base for farmers, researchers and other stakeholders in agriculture business to enable them improve individually and collectively the practice of agriculture. The project was developed using the Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD) methodology and implemented with Hypertext Pre-Processor (PHP version 5.4.3) as scripting language, Asynchronous JavaScript and Extensible Markup Language as the search engine development tool, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML version 5), Cascaded Style Sheet (CSS version 3) and MYSQL (version 5.5.24)  as relational database server. The study adopted a multiple regression model for the estimation of agricultural crop yields.