Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

On-Farm Experimentation to transform global agriculture

Lacoste, M., Cook, S., McNee, M., Gale, D., Ingram, J., Bellon-Maurel, V., MacMillan, T., Sylvester-Bradley, R., Kindred, D., Bramley, R., Tremblay, N., Longchamps, L., Thompson, L., Ruiz, J., García, F.O., Maxwell, B., Griffin, T., Oberthür, T., Huyghe, C., Zhang, W., McNamara, J. and Hall, A. (2021) On-Farm Experimentation to transform global agriculture. Nature Food .

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-021-00424-4
*Subscription may be required

Abstract

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: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Centre for Digital Agriculture (CDA)
Publisher: Springer Nature
Copyright: © 2022 Springer Nature Limited
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/63461
Item Control Page Item Control Page