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
Impact considerations of technological and policy developments on the conservation and use of (ornamental) genetic resources
Over the past decade or so substantial progress has been made in the development of a political framework for the conservation and sustainable utilization of agro-biodiversity. The conclusion of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture has led to key policy developments, addressing both the urgent need for long-term conservation and sustainable use of threatened genetic resources world-wide, as well as the need for appropriate access conditions and the equitable sharing of benefits. Advances in molecular genetics and information technologies have been dramatic and are very relevant to conservation and sustainable utilization of genetic resources in general. The world also faces the globalization of economies and a shift in property rights, particularly the use of patents to protect biological inventions. These developments have a significant impact on conservation and use of ornamental genetic resources and have coincided with a decrease in governmental support to agricultural research, including conservation activities, particularly in developing countries. As these countries also lack financial resources, technologies and adequately trained human resources to exploit the locally available genetic diversity, they face the dilemma of having significant genetic resources without being able to reap the benefits of their use. Consequently, these countries have no real incentive to invest in conservation activities. In the above context this paper will analyse the consequences of these developments for the conservation and use of ornamental genetic resources. It will also assess the need and the conditions for strategic partnerships between developing countries, the private sector, and national and international agricultural research institutions, so as to achieve both reliable, efficient long-term conservation goals and sustainable utilization solutions for the benefit of all.
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