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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 .

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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: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Centre for Digital Agriculture (CDA)
Publisher: Springer Nature
Copyright: © 2022 Springer Nature Limited
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