Mapping the ICT in Agricultural Research: A Bibliometric Analysis

DOI 10.7160/aol.2023.150404
No 4/2023, December
pp. 53-65

Novotná, A. (2023) "Mapping the ICT in Agricultural Research: A Bibliometric Analysis", AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 53-65. ISSN 1804-1930. DOI 10.7160/aol.2023.150404.


In recent years, the information and communication technologies (ICT) with the agricultural sector has garnered significant attention due to its potential to transform and optimize agricultural practices. This study provides a comprehensive picture of the previous and current state of ICT in agricultural research, thereby shedding light on the existing knowledge landscape and key research themes. The study presents a mapping research approach that explores the conceptual structure of ICT in agriculture research using co-occurrence analysis drawing upon the Web of Science database with the results of 8,654 documents that have been published from 1989 to 2023. From a total of 2,930 keywords and the five most frequent keywords have been identified as: "performance", "growth", "expression", "impact", and "identification". The findings from this study contribute to the broader understanding of the ICT-agriculture research landscape and provide valuable insights for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in this evolving field.


Agricultural research, ICT, co-occurrence analysis, scientific map, VOSviewer.


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