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Next generation agricultural system data, models and knowledge products: Introduction

Author:
Antle, John M., Jones, James W., Rosenzweig, Cynthia E.
Source:
Agricultural systems 2017 v.155 pp. 186-190
ISSN:
0308-521X
Subject:
communications technology, decision making, models
Abstract:
Agricultural system models have become important tools to provide predictive and assessment capability to a growing array of decision-makers in the private and public sectors. Despite ongoing research and model improvements, many of the agricultural models today are direct descendants of research investments initially made 30–40years ago, and many of the major advances in data, information and communication technology (ICT) of the past decade have not been fully exploited. The purpose of this Special Issue of Agricultural Systems is to lay the foundation for the next generation of agricultural systems data, models and knowledge products. The Special Issue is based on a “NextGen” study led by the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Agid:
5770004