e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Assessing agricultural insurance agents attitude towards e-learning application in teaching them


Agricultural sector provides over 75 percent of required food of Iran's population. It also contributes to 10.4 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 23 percent of employment and a considerable amount of non-oil export. However, it highly depends on the environmental issues and is usually affected by natural disasters, which make a huge damage to the livelihoods and annual income of farmers. Since 2002, Agricultural Product Insurance Fund used a new approach through the Private Insurance Agents (PIAs) which provide efficient and effective insurance services to farmers. Providing training courses for PIAs is associated with many problems, because they are scattered in cities and villages. Considering the benefits of e-learning, its application in teaching PIAs s can be useful. In this regard, development of effective e-learning in this section, regardless of analyzing knowledge and attitude of PIAs is not possible. So, the aim of this study was analyze knowledge and attitudes of PIAs regarding using the e-learning in their teaching. A descriptive-correlation survey approach was used in this study. The population consisted of PIAs in Zanjan province (n=77). The questionnaire was used for data collection in this study. The results showed that PIAs attitude to e-learning is relatively positive. Results also showed that there is significant difference between Computer and Internet skills, average hours worked with the Internet and computer, Experience in agricultural product Insurance and attitude towards e-learning system. T-test result showed that there is a significant difference between the attitudes of people with experience in e-learning courses with those without experience. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  • IR
  • Univ_Zanjan (IR)
Data keywords
  • e learning
  • knowledge
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
Data topic
  • information systems
  • knowledge transfer
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