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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The Silviculture of Tropical Nonwood Forest Products, Between Farming and Forestry


Reviewing the silviculture of nonwood forest products (NWFP) first requires a clear understanding of its associated vocabulary. This is necessary in order to prevent confusion in the circumstances when the described "silvicultural techniques" are actually part of "forestry" or "agriculture." "Silviculture" of NWFP spans both the "forestry" and "agriculture" domains because most NWFP species are actually in a dynamic process of domestication, moving from traditional gathering/hunting practices in forests toward more intensive cultivation on farms. Silvicultural interventions favoring the growth of NWFP-bearing species in tropical forests are governed by the NWFP user perspectives, which may range from satisfaction of subsistence needs to the production of commodities for industrial processing and international trade. In this chapter, the complexities of combining silvicultural interventions for managing forests for the production of both timber and nontimber goods and services are described. The planning of silvicultural interventions for NWFP species through basic forest management is rarely done. It requires a multifaceted approach in order to integrate the many and often conflicting user demands for food, fiber, energy, health, and recreational goods. It also requires the active participation of a much wider range of stakeholders than when dealing with timber alone. International organizations such as the FAO can play a key role in raising awareness and building the required technical and institutional capacities in countries to incorporate NWFP silviculture within overall sustainable forest management.

  • IT
  • FAO (IT)
Data keywords
  • vocabulary
Agriculture keywords
  • farming
  • agriculture
  • farm
Data topic
  • information systems
  • semantics
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Institutions 10 co-publis
  • FAO (IT)
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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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