CNKI Smart Farmer Cloud Platform is agricultural technology popularizing and service system supported by Ministry of Agriculture and Science and Education Department among other organizations, developed by Tongfang CNKI based on individual knowledge-based service system of Agricultural Science and Technology Online Bookstore and applications of 500,000 agricultural technicians, built by modern information technologies like mobile internet with innovative service mode of four in one (online learning, online communication, online information and online management).
CNKI Smart Farmer Cloud Platform enables digitization of promotional manuals, work management, specialist consulting room, log filling and other core functions, allows online one-to-one and one-to-many exchange of agricultural technology, and provides professional farmer authentication service, professional farmer archives management, production recommendation and other services, as well as meets the needs of managers, agricultural technicians and peasant households for mobile leaning, communication and work.
Department of Agriculture of Lianjiang County of Fujian Province opened CNKI Smart Farmer Cloud Platform in June 2015. As of late-December 2016, 114 agricultural technician accounts and 968 model household accounts are opened accumulatively; nearly 25,000 pieces of data relating to guidance and training of agricultural technician have been filled.
As a new way of popularizing agricultural technology, the launch of cloud platform changed the traditional knowledge-based service model of “one mouth and two legs” (through talking and walking) and provides a better platform for fostering and managing new professional farmers. Meanwhile, it innovates agricultural technology popularization system management, realizes informationized office, and enables online training, learning and management for new professional farmers and other functions. Besides, it is a learning platform for agricultural technicians to improve themselves, greatly improves the administrative efficiency of agricultural technology popularizing organizations of all levels, and is able to meet the needs of many agricultural technicians and new professional farmers for acquiring knowledge in real time.
At present, service area of cloud platform has covered 21 provinces (municipalities and autonomous regions)—Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Henan, Hainan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Guizhou, Anhui, Shandong, Shanxi, Hunan, Hubei, Chongqing, Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Gansu, Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning 21 provinces, and has established 249 district (county) level cloud platforms, with 10,0445 users. Cloud platform has popularized agricultural technologies for 1.13 million mu of lands accumulatively and has solved over 335,000 agricultural technical problems through expert inquiry system, helping farmers increase income by tens of millions yuan in aggregate.