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Towards a New Generation of Agricultural System Data, Models and Knowledge Products: Design and ImprovementThis paper presents ideas for a new generation of agricultural system models that could meet the needs of a growing community of end-users exemplified by a set of Use Cases. We envision new data, models and knowledge products that could accelerate the innovation process that is needed to achieve the goal of achieving sustainable local, regional and global food security. We identify desirable features for models, and describe some of the potential advances that we envisage for model components and their integration. We propose an implementation strategy that would link a "pre-competitive" space for model development to a "competitive space" for knowledge product development and through private-public partnerships for new data infrastructure. Specific model improvements would be based on further testing and evaluation of existing models, the development and testing of modular model components and integration, and linkages of model integration platforms to new data management and visualization tools.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Antle, John M. (Oregon State Univ. Corvallis, OR, United States)
Basso, Bruno (Michigan State Univ. East Lansing, MI, United States)
Conant, Richard T. (Colorado State Univ. Fort Collins, CO, United States)
Godfray, H. Charles J. (Oxford Univ. Oxford, United Kingdom)
Jones, James W. (Florida Univ. Gainesville, FL, United States)
Herrero, Mario (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Canberra, Australia)
Howitt, Richard E. (California Univ. Davis, CA, United States)
Keating, Brian A. (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Canberra, Australia)
Munoz-Carpena, Rafael (Florida Univ. Gainesville, FL, United States)
Rosenzweig, Cynthia (NASA Goddard Inst. for Space Studies New York, NY United States)
Date Acquired
November 14, 2016
Publication Date
November 3, 2016
Subject Category
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Computer Systems
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Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: 2011-68002-30191
Distribution Limits
Agricultural systems
Next generation
Knowledge products
Climate models