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Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
Life sciences : Agriculture & agronomy
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/215253
Crowdsourcing for agricultural applications: A review of uses and opportunities for a farmsourcing approach
English
Minet, Julien mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > DER Sc. et gest. de l'environnement (Arlon Campus Environ.) > Eau, Environnement, Développement >]
Curnel, Yannick [> >]
Gobin, Anne [> >]
Goffart, Jean-Pierre [> >]
Melard, François mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > DER Sc. et gest. de l'environnement (Arlon Campus Environ.) > DER Sc. et gest. de l'environnement (Arlon Campus Environ.) >]
Tychon, Bernard mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > DER Sc. et gest. de l'environnement (Arlon Campus Environ.) > Eau, Environnement, Développement >]
Wellens, Joost mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > DER Sc. et gest. de l'environnement (Arlon Campus Environ.) > DER Sc. et gest. de l'environnement (Arlon Campus Environ.) >]
Defourny, Pierre [> >]
Nov-2017
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture
Elsevier Science
142, Part A
126 - 138
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0168-1699
[en] Crowdsourcing
[en] Abstract Crowdsourcing, understood as outsourcing tasks or data collection by a large group of non-professionals, is increasingly used in scientific research and operational applications. In this paper, we reviewed crowdsourcing initiatives in agricultural science and farming activities and further discussed the particular characteristics of this approach in the field of agriculture. On-going crowdsourcing initiatives in agriculture were analysed and categorised according to their crowdsourcing component. We identified eight types of agricultural data and information that can be generated from crowdsourcing initiatives. Subsequently we described existing methods of quality control of the crowdsourced data. We analysed the profiles of potential contributors in crowdsourcing initiatives in agriculture, suggested ways for increasing farmers’ participation, and discussed the on-going initiatives in the light of their target beneficiaries. While crowdsourcing is reported to be an efficient way of collecting observations relevant to environmental monitoring and contributing to science in general, we pointed out that crowdsourcing applications in agriculture may be hampered by privacy issues and other barriers to participation. Close connections with the farming sector, including extension services and farm advisory companies, could leverage the potential of crowdsourcing for both agricultural research and farming applications. This paper coins the term of farmsourcing as a professional crowdsourcing strategy in farming activities and provides a source of recommendations and inspirations for future collaborative actions in agricultural crowdsourcing.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/215253
10.1016/j.compag.2017.08.026
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168169917300479

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