On-Farm Experimentation to transform global agriculture

Lacoste, Myrtille, Cook, Simon, McNee, Matthew, Gale, Danielle, Ingram, Julie, Bellon-Maurel, Veronique, MacMillan, Tom, Sylvester-Bradley, Roger, Kindred, Daniel, Bramley, Rob, Tremblay, Nicolas, Longchamps, Louis, Thompson, Laura, Ruiz, Julie, Oscar Garcia, Fernando, Maxwell, Bruce, Griffin, Terry, Oberthur, Thomas, Huyghe, Christian, Zhang, Weifeng, McNamara, John and Hall, Andrew (2021) On-Farm Experimentation to transform global agriculture. Nature Food. ISSN ISSN 2662-1355

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Abstract

Restructuring farmer-research relationships, addressing complexity and uncertainty through joint exploration, are at the heart of On-Farm-Experimentation (OFE). OFE describes new approaches to agricultural research and innovation that are embedded in real-world farm management, and reflects new demands for decentralised and inclusive research that bridge sources of knowledge and foster open innovation. Here, we propose that OFE research could help transform agriculture globally. We highlight the role of digitalisation, which motivates and enables OFE by dramatically increasing scales and complexity when investigating agricultural challenges.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Agriculture Science, technology and society, scientific community, sustainability, technology
Divisions: Agriculture, Food and Environment
Depositing User: Professor Tom MacMillan
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 10:30
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2022 14:47
URI: https://rau.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/16490

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