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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Management of indigenous sugarcane under rice-wheat based agroecosystem through informal institutions


Informal rural social institutions and indigenous knowledge systems as social capitals have often played significant role in conserving, managing and sustaining the indigenous biodiversity. Looking to the importance of informal rural social institutions and farmers' wisdom in conservation of indigenous biodiversity, an attempt has been made to document the resource-poor farmers' informal social institutions and common practices for conservation and management of indigenous sugarcane varieties in three randomly selected villages of Azamgarh district, eastern part of Uttar Pradesh. The data were collected from the resource-poor and resource-rich farmers by using the focus group discussions and personal interview methods. The study depicts that farmers have developed an informal institution and a cumulative body of indigenous knowledge based on trial and error to conserve, adapt and manage the indigenous sugarcane varieties. The varieties and adopted approaches are found to be compatible with the socio-economic and biophysical indicators of rice-wheat based agroecosystem. Cultural feasibility and local resources available with farmers are basic attributes in facilitating the chain of cooperation through Sajha-Kolhad to help each other for management of indigenous sugarcane varieties in holistic manner. The informal institution and knowledge involved in managing the indigenous sugarcane varieties were found to be environmentally sound, economically viable, socially justifiable and more humane in nature. With regard to production stability and agronomic and cultural attributes, indigenous sugarcane varieties are more compatible than the improved varieties.

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  • Cent_Agr_Univ_CAU (IN)
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  • knowledge
  • knowledge based
Agriculture keywords
    Data topic
    • semantics
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