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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Increasing phasing out of organic agriculture - with an upward trend


Since 2004, the number of organic farms has been declining steadily contrary to the positive trend in demand. Between 2005 and 2007, 263 or 4.1 percent of organic farms were lost. An analysis of data from the Federal Office for Agriculture's Agricultural Policy Information System (AGIS) shows that 2.0 percent of the farms converted from organic to conventional farming (or to "proof of ecological performance", PEP) and 2.1 percent dropped out of agriculture. These percentages are disproportionately high for mountain farms and dairy farms. Over one eighth of the farms which stayed in organic farming during the three years of the survey changed their farm type (13.9 per-cent). Initial results show that the majority of farmers abandon organic production for economic reasons. The drop in milk prices has also affected the organic sector. Moreover, at the end of March 2009, the purchase of conventional fodder is being set at 0 percent. The reasons for leaving farming are specifically investigated in selectively targeted interviews and a written survey.

  • CH
  • Agroscope (CH)
Data keywords
  • information system
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
  • farm
  • farming
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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