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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Farm management information systems: Current situation and future perspectives


Farm Management Information Systems (FMIS) in agriculture have evolved from simple farm record-keeping into sophisticated and complex systems to support production management. The purpose of current FMIS is to meet the increased demands to reduce production costs, comply with agricultural standards, and maintain high product quality and safety. This paper presents current advancements in the functionality of academic and commercial FMIS. The study focuses on open-field crop production and centeres on farm managers as the primary users and decision makers. Core system architectures and application domains, adoption and profitability, and FMIS solutions for precision agriculture as the most information-intensive application area were analyzed. Our review of commercial solutions involved the analysis of 141 international software packages, categorized into 11 functions. Cluster analysis was used to group current commercial FMIS as well as examine possible avenues for further development. Academic FMIS involved more sophisticated systems covering compliance to standards applications, automated data capture as well as interoperability between different software packages. Conversely, commercial FMIS applications targeted everyday farm office tasks related to budgeting and finance, such as recordkeeping, machinery management, and documentation, with emerging trends showing new functions related to traceability, quality assurance and sales. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • GR
  • IT
  • DK
  • DE
  • FR
  • Agr_Univ_Athens_AUA (GR)
  • Univ_Bologna (IT)
  • Aarhus_Univ (DK)
  • Univ_Thessaly (GR)
  • Univ_Rostock (DE)
  • Montpellier_Supagro (FR)
Data keywords
  • information system
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
  • farm
Data topic
  • information systems
  • decision support
  • sensors
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Institutions 10 co-publis
  • Agr_Univ_Athens_AUA (GR)
  • Aarhus_Univ (DK)
  • Univ_Thessaly (GR)
  • Univ_Rostock (DE)
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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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