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dc.contributor.authorAnastasiadis, Foivosen
dc.contributor.authorTsolakis, Naoumen
dc.contributor.authorSrai, Jagen
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-09T00:30:56Z
dc.date.available2019-02-09T00:30:56Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-19en
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/289057
dc.description.abstract© 2018 by the authors. Resource efficiency in the agri-food sector is a global urgent issue considering the urbanisation phenomena, the increased nutritional needs, and the emergence of diversified dietary norms. Despite the ongoing progress in digital technologies that could enable resource-efficient operations in the sector, their effectiveness-even in developed countries-remains debateable mainly due to the limited understanding that further impedes their adoption by farmers. Among others, ease of access, training, and engagement with digital technologies appears to be challenging for most stakeholders, especially during the production (farming) stage. Specifically, in developing countries, that often encounter major natural resources challenges, the diverse socio-cultural background of the farmers hinders the adoption of digital technologies to perform highly automated and efficient agricultural operations for ensuring sustainability output. In this regard, we explore publicly available data sources (i.e., institutional reports, databases) to identify key challenges in adopting digital technologies for efficient resource use from a systems-level perspective. Thereafter, we map the determinant factors using the System Dynamics methodology in order to identify areas of interventions to limit natural resources' appropriation and support agri-food sustainability.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research has received funding from the BBSRC under Reference No. BB/P027970/1, Project Title: “Transforming India’s Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies”.
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleDigital technologies towards resource efficiency in the agrifood sector: Key challenges in developing countriesen
dc.typeArticle
prism.issueIdentifier12en
prism.publicationDate2018en
prism.publicationNameSustainability (Switzerland)en
prism.volume10en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.36319
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-12-17en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3390/su10124850en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-12-19en
dc.contributor.orcidAnastasiadis, Foivos [0000-0002-8000-2203]
dc.contributor.orcidTsolakis, Naoum [0000-0003-2042-7047]
dc.contributor.orcidSrai, Jag [0000-0003-2277-2127]
dc.identifier.eissn2071-1050
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idBBSRC (BB/P027970/1)


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