Analyzing Precision Agriculture Adoption across the Globe: A Systematic Review of Scholarship from 19992020 Institutional Repository Document uri icon


  • Precision agriculture (PA) is a holistic, sustainable, innovative systems approach that assists farmers in production management. Adopting PA could improve sustainable food security and community economic sustainability. Developing an understanding of PA adoption attributes is needed to assist extension practitioners to promote adoption and better understand the innovation adoption phenomena. A systematic review of literature was conducted to investigate PA adoption. Thirty-three publications were examined, and four themes were found among the reviewed publications. The results were interpreted using Rogers diffusion of innovations framework to address the research objectives. Of the reviewed literature, we found relative advantage and compatibility were two dominant attributes to strengthen the adoption of PA, and the complexity attribute was rarely used to promote the adoption of PA. This study shows that change agents do not fully use five attributes of innovation when they promote PA technology to stakeholders to adopt. Thus, we recommend studies from the agricultural extension specialists perspectives in the future may determine contributions to motivate farmers adoption of PA, in particular related to complexity.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lee, C., Strong, R., & Dooley, K. E.

complete list of authors

  • Lee, Chin-Ling||Strong, Robert||Dooley, Kim E

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publication date

  • June 2021