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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Crop-Planning, Making Smarter Agriculture With Climate Data


Agriculture has an important tradition in Latin America and large areas have maintained stable conditions for decades with constant practices and yield. Planning processes in those areas have not suffered any change for years and some countries like Colombia have not modified its rural policies in the last three of four decades; on the other hand, natural and environmental conditions have changed dramatically in the last years as a consequence of climate change and climate variability modifying established practices for traditional crops. Since farmers have suffered several effects on its production process they have realized the importance of supporting future actions on reliable climate data, scientific development have also grown in last decades and planning offices are looking for better practices, today' scientists and planning offices are trying to link all this reality in a new paradigm called "Climate Smart Agriculture". The Research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security - CCAFS follows this interest of linking its research results with open data sources, software developers and Latin American problems therefore in 2014 they performed a hackathon in Lima to develop new applications that help farmers to support their decision on scientific information. "Crop-planning" is one product designed and developed at CCAFS's hackathon conceived as a worldwide platform for sharing and sowing crop calendars and agro-climate data, it compiles open dataset like historical production, land cover, local climate conditions and integrates an interface for crowd-sourced collection of dates of agricultural activities, it is designed to offer easy access to relevant data and updated crop calendars from farmers and also share management practices from local authorities. Although it is farmer oriented, principal users are technical assistants that deal with the application and share knowledge with farmers, they will use their experience to warranty knowledge management and overcome technical difficulties of web and mobile platforms in rural areas.

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    Data keywords
    • knowledge
    • open data
    Agriculture keywords
    • agriculture
    Data topic
    • information systems
    • semantics
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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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