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Dominique Valentin – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.
Understanding the effect of culture on food representations using word associations: The case of “rice” and “good riceFood Quality and Preference, 2014Co-Authors: Jung-soo Son, Kwang-ok Kim, Mi Sook Cho, Thongchai Suwonsichon, Dominique ValentinAbstract:
Consumers’ perception toward rice was studied using a word association task in Korea, Japan, Thailand and France. A total of 195 participants from four countries were asked to indicate all the words that came to their minds when the stimulus words, “rice” and “good rice” were verbally presented. Frequencies of elicited words were counted and these words were grouped in different categories by triangulation. Some similarities and differences were observed among countries. French participants tended to associate “rice” more frequently with concepts such as foreign countries, culture, travel and exoticism. Participants in Asian countries tended to associate it more frequently with concepts such as Agricultural products, necessary goods, and emotions. Framed into the triadic approach of consumption, these results indicate that symbolic motivation is more important for French participants and utilitarian and experiential motivations are more important for Asian participants in rice consumption. For good rice, all participants elicited terms linked to taste, health and Process. However the relative importance of these categories of terms differed between countries. Health was more considered by Korean and Thai participants and cooking Process was more considered by French and Japanese participants. Agricultural Process was frequently cited by Korean and Japanese participants. Results showed that there are clear cultural differences in terms of utilitarian and symbolic motivations to consume rice as well as on the relative importance of the main quality criteria associated with rice. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
El-hadi Aggoune – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.
IEEE Access, 2019Co-Authors: Muhammad Ayaz, Mohammad Ammad-uddin, Zubair Sharif, Ali Mansour, El-hadi AggouneAbstract:
Despite the perception people may have regarding the Agricultural Process, the reality is that today’s agriculture industry is data-centered, precise, and smarter than ever. The rapid emergence of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) based technologies redesigned almost every industry including “smart agriculture” which moved the industry from statistical to quantitative approaches. Such revolutionary changes are shaking the existing agriculture methods and creating new opportunities along a range of challenges. This article highlights the potential of wireless sensors and IoT in agriculture, as well as the challenges expected to be faced when integrating this technology with the traditional farming practices. IoT devices and communication techniques associated with wireless sensors encountered in agriculture applications are analyzed in detail. What sensors are available for specific agriculture application, like soil preparation, crop status, irrigation, insect and pest detection are listed. How this technology helping the growers throughout the crop stages, from sowing until harvesting, packing and transportation is explained. Furthermore, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for crop surveillance and other favorable applications such as optimizing crop yield is considered in this article. State-of-the-art IoT-based architectures and platforms used in agriculture are also highlighted wherever suitable. Finally, based on this thorough review, we identify current and future trends of IoT in agriculture and highlight potential research challenges.
Tomoaki Minowa – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.
Applied Energy, 2010Co-Authors: Kiyotaka Saga, Kenji Imou, Shinya Yokoyama, Tomoaki MinowaAbstract:
This study analyzes the energy balance of a bioethanol production system from high-yield rice plant in Japan. Two systems are considered in which rice is converted to ethanol: one in which cellulose feedstocks, straw and husk, are used for cogeneration (scenario 1), and the other in which they are converted to ethanol, and byproducts such as lignin and unreacted holocellulose are used for cogeneration (scenario 2). Energy input in the Agricultural Process including transportation is estimated to be 52.3 GJ/ha from an Input Output Table. The heating values of produced rice and cellulose feedstocks are 120.7 GJ/ha and 162.3 GJ/ha, respectively. The net energy balance (NEB) of scenario 1 is 129.2 GJ/ha, which produces 3.6 kL/ha of ethanol and 9420 kWh/ha of external electricity. On the other hand, NEB of scenario 1 is 11.7 GJ/ha, which produces 7.1 kL/ha of ethanol. Both NEBs are positive, but NEB of scenario 2 is much higher than that of scenario 1. An acid hydrolysis technology of cellulosic biomass applied to scenario 2 needs a large amount of heat energy for sulfuric acid recovery. If an enzyme hydrolysis of cellulosic biomass is developed, there is a possibility of improving NEB of scenario 2.
M. Ya. Burlev – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.
The Journal of Agricultural Science, 2015Co-Authors: V. D. Kharitonov, N. S. Nikolaev, M. Ya. BurlevAbstract:
Intensification of technological Processes, based on the latest achievements of science and technology, is one of the most pressing problems in many sectors of industry – including Agricultural Process that use the Process of dehydration. Technical progress, on one hand, offers possible ways for this problem to be solved – yet on the other it exacerbates the problem, since numerous negative factors become involved. The issue of environmental security equipment and personnel is of particular importance, as well as environmental control in which electric fields are used as a control method.
Sunday Olufemi Akintelu – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.
Empirical Investigation of factors affecting information and communication technologies (icts) in Agric-Business among small scale farmers in Esan Community, Edo State, NigeriaJournal of Research in Marketing, 2018Co-Authors: Simon Awojide, Sunday Olufemi AkinteluAbstract:
ICTs are vital technologies for the development of Agricultural sector in Nigeria. Its usage has created wealth to many, both in developed and developing countries. The study evaluated the usage of ICT in Agricultural practices and determined factors influencing its usage among farmers in Esan community of Edo State, Nigeria. Data used for the study were generated from a sample of 75 respondents using structured questionnaire and interview schedule. Data collected were analysed using inferential statistical method. The result of ANOVA analysis revealed that factors limiting the use of ICT on farming activities among small scale farmers in the community include inability of farmers to use ICT (0.017 ≤ 0.05), lack of technological infrastructure (0.012 ≤ 0.05), cost of technology (0.039 ≤ 0.05), fear of technology (0.015 ≤ 0.05), time to spend on technology (0.026 ≤ 0.05), value of ICT (0.011 ≤ 0.05) and trustworthiness (0.007 ≤ 0.05). These factors are significant at 0.05 level of significance and tend to have varying impact on the adoption of ICT with respect to age, implying that lower age group tend to favour factors such as: time spent on technology, value of ICT and trustworthiness, while higher age group are compatible with technological infrastructure and the inability to use ICT. The study concluded that the adoption of ICT begins at lower age group, While, at higher age group, this tendency tends to decline. The study recommends that aggressive policy of digital revolution should be lunch in the community and could re-orient farmers and make them conversant with the beneficial effect of ICT in Agricultural Process.