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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Effects of Crop Prices, Nuisance Costs, and Wetland Regulation on Saskatchewan NAWMP Implementation Goals


Current Saskatchewan wetland regulation may be insufficient to meet North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) preservation and restoration goals in a climate of increasing demand for grains and nuisance costs. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to ascertain the effects that crop prices, nuisance costs, and alternate wetland regulation have on these goals. An integrated geographic information system and economic farm-level model that assesses the net present value of drainage projects in the Whitesand River Watershed is employed. If prices eventually reach historical highs observed in the early 1970s, more than 85% of the wetland area in the study area could be drained, making NAWMP goals impossible to achieve. In this scenario, nuisance costs have little effect on drainage outcomes because they are dwarfed by the magnitude of agricultural revenue. If prices remain at the current higher levels observed from 2007 to 2012, the use of a binding permit could help achieve NAWMP goals. In this case, nuisance costs play a large role in determining the drainage of marginal, comparatively larger wetlands. If prices return to the recent lower levels observed from 1999 to 2006, current Saskatchewan regulation is sufficient. In this scenario, agricultural returns are low and nuisance costs are not high enough to cause wetland drainage. Both wetland regulation and nuisance costs can play an important role in agricultural wetland drainage, but that role depends critically upon the price of agricultural products. Les reglements actuels de la Saskatchewan sur les milieux humides ne sont peut-etre pas suffisants pour permettre l'atteinte des objectifs de conservation et de restauration enonces dans le Plan nord-americain de gestion de la sauvagine (PNAGS) compte tenu de la croissance de la demande de cereales et des couts des nuisances. Le present article vise a determiner les repercussions des divers reglements sur les milieux humides, du prix des cultures et des couts des nuisances sur les objectifs du PNAGS. Nous avons utilise un modele d'integration de donnees tirees d'un systeme d'information geographique (SIG) et de donnees economiques sur les fermes afin de determiner la valeur nette actualisee (VAN) de projets de drainage dans le bassin versant de la riviere Whitesand. Si les prix venaient a atteindre les niveaux historiques du debut des annees 1970, plus de 85% des milieux humides situes dans l'aire d'etude pourraient etre draines, ce qui rendrait la realisation des objectifs du PNAGS impossible. Dans ce cas, les couts des nuisances auraient peu de repercussions sur les decisions de drainage puisqu'ils seraient derisoires comparativement a l'importance du revenu agricole. Si les prix demeuraient a des niveaux eleves comme ceux observes de 2007 a 2012, l'utilisation d'un permis contraignant pourrait favoriser la realisation des objectifs du PNAGS. Dans ce cas, les couts des nuisances joueraient un role important dans la determination du drainage de grandes superficies de milieux humides peu productifs. Si les prix revenaient aux faibles niveaux observes de 1999 a 2006, les reglements actuels de la Saskatchewan seraient suffisants. Dans ce cas, les revenus agricoles seraient faibles et les couts des nuisances ne seraient pas suffisamment eleves pour susciter le drainage des milieux humides. Les reglements sur les milieux humides et les couts des nuisances peuvent jouer un role important dans les decisions de drainage des milieux humides, mais ce role est fortement tributaire du prix des produits agricoles.

  • CA
  • Univ_Guelph (CA)
Data keywords
  • information system
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
  • farm
Data topic
  • information systems
  • modeling
  • sensors
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Institutions 10 co-publis
  • Univ_Guelph (CA)
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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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