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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'Received Wisdom' in agricultural land use policy: 10 years on from Rio


Support needed for agriculture in developing countries has been eroded in the belief that agriculture threatens biodiversity. Preference is now given to environmental research and conservation. Yet there is increasing evidence that much of the ecological criticism of agriculture in developing countries is unfounded. Using the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) as a framework, this paper questions the use of ecological 'received wisdom' in international agri-environmental policy over the past 10 years and puts forward a case for productive agriculture and conservation through common-sense land use policies. The paper identifies and then focuses on 'received wisdom' surrounding the two CBD objectives of conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. It presents evidence to question and then reject three major 'received wisdom' propositions, namely: the ecosystem approach; the idea that agricultural expansion damages wild biodiversity; and that agricultural biodiversity ensures agricultural sustainability. The paper suggests that future emphasis in the CBD process should be given to three biodiversity-friendly services that agriculture can provide: agricultural intensification to allow land-saving for conserving wild biodiversity off-fiarm; fields as sustainable models of non-equilibrium ecosystems; and the greater use of the extensive knowledge base generated by agricultural research for developing sound ecological approaches to managing biodiversity. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

      Data keywords
      • knowledge
      • knowledge based
      Agriculture keywords
      • agriculture
      Data topic
      • decision support
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