Day 1: Uni challenge, back again

Today, I am having my first chat with my supervisors for more than 3 months. I have been slack, but they haven not been all there for me also. So, let’s start again … and again.  Today I am going to receive feedback from the proposal i presented a week ago.  Fingers crossed.


Day I lost count of my PhD challenge!

Well here it is. It took me more than 30 days to write up the first stage of my literature review, but in the meantime I got to race 10kms, became a ‘parkrunner’ and got to do ‘boot camp’. I also got to work full time in an international trade delegation, organised workshops, hosted international visitors and won contracts. Lets dont forget the planning of our 10 days multinations holidays. I’ve been busy ok?

“Business Intelligence & Analytics (BI&A) implications for agriculture in developing countries: the use of Precision Agriculture in the tropical fruit industry in Vietnam”


This review of the literature explores the implications of Business Intelligence & Analytics (BI&A) tools and applications for agriculture in developing countries.  First, literature on the importance of agriculture in improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers is presented. Second, the review explores how innovations in horticulture production can reduce poverty for smallholder farmers in Vietnam. Third, this review describes the progression of the BI&A field, with attention to the concepts of big data analytics and the Internet-of-Things (EoT).  Fourth, it introduces Precision Farming (PA) and its implications on farm productivity, particularly in developing countries. Finally, this review identifies the research gaps within the literature.