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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Consulting for sustainable development, information technologies adoption, marketing and entrepreneurship issues in livestock farms


Consulting agricultural services constitute a major key for implementing successfully sustainable development EU goals in rural areas. Today, in the context of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013, there are initiatives for funding crop and livestock farms and entrepreneurship. Presently, there are bureaus offering consulting services and reliable information to the Greek farmers regarding Information Technologies adoption and innovative e-tools. marketing and processing of agricultural products, certificated agro-products (ISO), modernization of agricultural holdings, etc. Farmers have the opportunity to participate in EU funded measures that support the development of new activities, such as innovative actions, marketing services, new information technologies software and web tools and promote production innovations through specific investments. This paper aims to study and evaluate the adoption of consulting from livestock farms and discuss future opportunities. The study is based on primary data collected Tom the prefecture of Rodopi, in Thrace/Northeastern Greece, through a thrill management survey which was carried out during September and December 2011. At sample of 120 livestock farmers between the ages of 20 and 70 was surveyed for the empirical application of this study using a well-structured questionnaire. The survey took place in private consulting bureaus mid locally at farms. The collected data were coded and statistically analyzed using SPSS. Data was classified with cluster analysis in order to identify and describe groups with common attitudes among fanners. Findings show that 54% of the farmers in the sample are interested in consulting and adopt information technology solutions, marketing and entrepreneurship issues, aiming to sustainability in the context of EU goals. The results also indicate that 63% of the farmers have already participated in a program, while 37% have participated M the schemes promoting the establishment of young fanners. Moreover, 55% of them would prefer to be consulted by private consulting bureaus rather titan government consulting divisions. Private consulting bureaus satisfy forums who consider thern as a significant support in their attempt to achieve the contemporary ELF goals for sustainable development through the adoption of information technologies tools and innovative trade and marketing techniques. Farmers can be further classified in two groups that share similar either innovative or traditional aspects about Greek agriculture trends, in relation to theire social characteristics. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  • GR
  • Aristotle_Univ_Thessaloniki (GR)
  • Technol_Educ_Inst_ATEI_Thessaloniki (GR)
Data keywords
  • information technology
Agriculture keywords
  • farm
  • livestock
  • agriculture
Data topic
  • information systems
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Institutions 10 co-publis
  • Aristotle_Univ_Thessaloniki (GR)
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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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