On-Farm Experimentation to transform global agriculture

Lacoste, Myrtille, Cook, Simon, McNee, Matthew, Gale, Danielle, Ingram, Julie ORCID: 0000-0003-0712-4789, Bellon-Maurel, Véronique, MacMillan,, Tom, Sylvester-Bradley, Roger, Kindred, Daniel, Bramley, Rob, Tremblay, Nicolas, Longchamps, Louis, Thompson, Laura, Ruiz, Julie, García, Fernando Oscar, Maxwell, Bruce, Griffin, Terry, Oberthür, Thomas, Huyghe, Christian, Zhang, Weifeng, McNamara, John and Hall, Andrew (2022) On-Farm Experimentation to transform global agriculture. Nature Food, 3. pp. 11-18. doi:10.1038/s43016-021-00424-4

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Restructuring farmer–researcher relationships and 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 decentralized and inclusive research that bridges sources of knowledge and fosters open innovation. Here we propose that OFE research could help to transform agriculture globally. We highlight the role of digitalization, which motivates and enables OFE by dramatically increasing scales and complexity when investigating agricultural challenges.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture; Science, technology and society; Scientific community; Sustainability; Technology
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Rhiannon Goodland
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2022 17:04
Last Modified: 12 May 2023 14:55
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/10533

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