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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Challenges in measuring the impact of Market Information Systems


Evaluation of the impact of investments in agricultural market information systems (MIS) on market performance faces several methodological challenges. These include: (a) defining the dimensions of market performance to measure (which is a function of whom the MIS is designed to serve) and identifying reliable indicators of performance dimensions; (b) identifying the pathways through which improved market information affects these dimensions of performance; (c) establishing a reliable baseline against which to measure improved performance; (d) distinguishing between investments in MIS and general improvements in information availability; (e) assessing the contribution of complementary investments and policy changes that frequently accompany the creation of MIS; (f) establishing a credible counterfactual concerning the market situation that would have prevailed in the absence of the MIS; and (g) interpreting the validity of stakeholders' statements and governments' revealed preferences, regarding the utility of MIS. Many of these challenges arise because improved market information can affect the welfare of market actors through improved market polices and increased competition, even if these actors do not have direct access to that information. This article discusses these challenges and identifies approaches that may be useful in developing a "convergence of evidence", concerning whether investment in a given MIS is socially worthwhile.

  • US
  • UG
  • ML
  • Michigan_State_Univ (US)
Data keywords
  • information system
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
Data topic
  • information systems
  • decision support
Document type

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Institutions 10 co-publis
  • Michigan_State_Univ (US)
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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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