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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ICTs usage tendencies of public extension workers in Turkey


Taking advantage of international economic opportunities a country must create and utilize information and communication technologies (ICTs) in all sectors of its economy. Establishing an ICT infrastructure that supports practice and training is an imperative since e-learning has become an integral to the internal business process in many large organizations ranging from industry to universities. In this study, the ICT capacity of the public extension service in Turkey was analyzed using data collected from 538 extension workers in nine agricultural zones. Frequency, cross-tabulation, chi-square, Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal-Wallis test, were employed for interpreting the data in the study. Some personal characteristics of extension workers, such as age groups, gender groups and education groups, were used for comparing the extension workers. According to the research findings, cyber/digital extension techniques, mainly Internet and e-mail, have found only limited application in Turkish extension services. In Turkey, just 40% of extensionists regularly use ICT in their work. ICTs usage levels vary according to age, education and gender. The varieties of web pages visited and actors contacted via e-mails during extension activities help to establish a more participatory and interactive structure in agricultural knowledge systems. The Internet is often used by 40.7% of extensionists in Turkey. They spend about 50.3 hours per month on the Internet. The topics accessed on the Internet were agricultural content and information needed for self-directed learning etc. In the last year, 26.8% of extensionists used information from the Internet in preparing some advice for farmers. An average of 18 of extension advice to farmers is based on information from the Internet. In the case of frequent internet users, 38% of their advice to farmers is based on information from the Internet. The most significant factors restricting the use of ICTs in extension were language proficiency of extensionists, the costs of Internet computer hardware and connection and limited knowledge about ICTs.

  • TR
  • Ege_Univ (TR)
Data keywords
  • information technology
  • knowledge
  • e learning
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
Data topic
  • information systems
  • knowledge transfer
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    e-ROSA - e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988.
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