What are the implications of digitalisation for agricultural knowledge?

Ingram, Julie ORCID: 0000-0003-0712-4789 and Maye, Damian ORCID: 0000-0002-4459-6630 (2020) What are the implications of digitalisation for agricultural knowledge? Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4. Art No. 66. doi:10.3389/fsufs.2020.00066

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Abstract

In this perspective paper we consider the implications of a digital transformation for agricultural knowledge, a subject which hitherto has received limited attention. We raise critical questions about how digital agriculture will intersect with established modes of knowing and decision-making. We also consider the implications for the wider Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS),specifically the roles and capabilities of those who provide advice to farmers, as well as those responsible for data analytics, and the organisations and institutions that link and support them. Weconclude that new data driven processes on farm, as well as the changing AKIS dynamic under digital agriculture, bring new demands, relations and tensions to agricultural decision-making, but also create opportunities to foster new learning by harnessing synergies in the AKIS.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is part of the Research Topic Smarter Farming: New Approaches for Improved Monitoring, Measurement and Management of Agricultural Production and Farming Systems
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital agriculture; Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System; Knowledge; Smart farming
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > S560 Farm Economics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Bethany Leake
Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 09:10
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 11:00
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8319

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