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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Evolution of the international regulation of plant pests and challenges for future plant health


Plant pathogens and invertebrates harmful to plants, collectively referred to as plant pests, continue to threaten food security. International cooperation and regulatory systems to inhibit the spread of plant pests began formally in 1878. Initially seven countries worked together and agreed phytosanitary measures against grape phylloxera, Phylloxera vastatrix (= Daktulosphaira vitifoliae). There are now 172 countries that are contracting parties to the International Plant Protection Convention, a treaty that aims to prevent the introduction and spread of pests of plants and plant products, and to promote appropriate measures for their control. Apparently contradictory interests between international trade, which has facilitated the spread of plant pests, and the protection of plants are mutually recognised in global trade and phytosanitary agreements. The principle that risk management measures should provide an appropriate level of protection without undue interference in trade was established within the plant protection agreements at the beginning of the 20th Century and is still fundamental to risk management policy today. Globally ten Regional Plant Protection Organizations facilitate more local cooperation and recommend the regulation of over 1,000 named quarantine plant pests. Member States of the European Union work together and regulate imported plant material on the grounds of plant health with each Member State taking into account the plant health concerns of every other Member State. However, decision making can be slow and border inspections poorly targeted. Close relationships between regulatory scientists and policy makers, focussed on agricultural and horticultural production, are changing to take a broader stakeholder community into consideration as decisions regarding the environment seek to draw upon a wider knowledge base. Challenges that impede the success of limiting international pest movement include increased international trade and climate change. International guidelines designed to prevent pest spread present challenges of their own if they remain difficult to implement.

  • GB
  • Imperial_Coll_London (UK)
  • Univ_Nottingham (UK)
  • FERA_Food_&_Env_Res_Agcy (UK)
Data keywords
  • knowledge
  • knowledge based
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
Data topic
  • information systems
  • decision support
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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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