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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Avenues to meet food security. The role of agronomy on solving complexity in food production and resource use


Food security has determined the history of mankind. The global population will increase to about 9 billion during the next four decades. Food and feed demands have been projected to double in the 21st century, which will further increase the pressure on the use of land, water and nutrients. Clearly, there are gaps in our knowledge regarding the global capacity for a sustainable plant-based production to meet the demands of a bio-based economy, while maintaining food security. Complexity in the demand and supply of food, feed and fuel at local, regional and global scales asks for tailor-made solutions. The rapidly growing demand for food, feed and fuel will require transitions in land and water management, improving crop productivity and resource-use efficiencies. The present review discusses achievements and short-comings in meeting food security at a global and regional scale. Next, the avenues for future research in agronomy to enhance food production are presented. Progress should be made in: - Improving yield security and closing yield gaps by plant-soil-crop management practices based on knowledge-based support systems for contrasting conditions in land use and climatic conditions. - Making cropping systems adaptive to climate change and to biotic and abiotic stresses by genetic improvement of crops and increasing agro-diversity. Carrying out integrated assessments of biophysical and socio-economic constraints and opportunities to improve the productivity and sustainability of agricultural systems. - The ultimate objective is to achieve food security, sustainability and ecosystem services at regional and global scale on a cost-effective way. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • NL
  • Wageningen_Univ_and_Res_Ctr_WUR (NL)
Data keywords
  • knowledge
  • knowledge based
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
  • crop system
  • agronomy
Data topic
  • information systems
  • semantics
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  • Wageningen_Univ_and_Res_Ctr_WUR (NL)
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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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