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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- Evolution of the number of publications between 2005 and 2015
- Map of most publishing countries between 2005 and 2015
- Network of country collaborations
- Network of institutional collaborations (+10 publications)
- Network of keywords relating to data - Link
Banana and plantains have assumed a status of global recognition as staple diet like roots, tubers and cereals. Research efforts to improve their quality in major areas of production cannot be over emphasized. This dimension of economic importance of Musa spp. prompted this study which aims at appraising the current trends of documentation of research in improving the quality of the crop in west and central Africa. Musa scientists in this region with the large diversity of specialization responded to the demand-driven research to catch up with other production zones like the Pacific and Caribbean. Documentation of results and publications of Musa scientists within the region formed the basic data for analysis of this study. Analysis of publications of Musa literature was undertaken to assess research deficient areas so as to close the gap for a comprehensive study of the crop. The findings subjected to bibliographic analysis revealed that emphasis of Musa research is now skewed towards agronomy, molecular biology, marketing and pest management at the expense of post-harvest and value addition. Moreover, several commodity-based fora organized to bring stakeholders together on Musa research and improvement studies seem to provide opportunities for cross-fertilization of ideas. This exhibited the need to pay more research attention to storage and post-harvest. There is also need to elucidate some research areas through bibliographic search for direct access to relevant sources of literature and information management for consolidating research activities as enunciated in the objectives of REDIMA (Musa Documentation and Information Network for Africa). This will assist in harnessing available information and serve as guide for research initiatives and proposals.
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