Cultivating trust in technology-mediated sustainable agricultural research

dc.contributor.author Raturi, Ankita
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Jennifer J.
dc.contributor.author Ackroyd, Victoria
dc.contributor.author Chase, Carlene A.
dc.contributor.author Davis, Brian W.
dc.contributor.author Myers, Robert
dc.contributor.author Poncet, Aurelie
dc.contributor.author Ramos-Giraldo, Paula
dc.contributor.author Reberg-Horton, Chris
dc.contributor.author Rejesus, Roderick
dc.contributor.author Robertson, Alison
dc.contributor.author Ruark, Matthew D.
dc.contributor.author Seehaver-Eagen, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Mirsky, Steven
dc.contributor.department Plant Pathology and Microbiology
dc.date.accessioned 2022-03-22T20:27:48Z
dc.date.available 2022-03-22T20:27:48Z
dc.date.issued 2021-12-17
dc.description.abstract We formed the Precision Sustainable Agriculture (PSA) team to conduct interdisciplinary research and technology development to improve adoption and practice of knowledge-intensive sustainable agricultural practices such as cover cropping. In this paper, we share our approach to cultivating trust among diverse stakeholders (researchers, farmers, extensionists, agricultural and information specialists, private and public entities) vested in agricultural data collection, management, and use. Our trust framework describes how we aim to be trusted with data (through preserving privacy and increasing stakeholder agency) and trusted in the process (through practicing transparency and accountability). It is operationalized through a series of social and technical infrastructures. Our project governance, stakeholder engagement tools and activities, and technology development methods aim to promote transparency and accountability in our process. We use a maturity model to govern data acquisition to ensure that only robust, privacy-preserving technologies are deployed on our partner farms and describe evolving mechanisms for handling data with varying sensitivity. Finally, we share preliminary work aimed at anticipating data use, and identify challenges on the horizon for cultivating trust in agricultural technologies and data-driven agriculture.
dc.description.comments This article is published as Raturi, Ankita, Jennifer J. Thompson, Victoria Ackroyd, Carlene A. Chase, Brian W. Davis, Robert Myers, Aurelie Poncet et al. "Cultivating trust in technology‐mediated sustainable agricultural research." Agronomy Journal (2021). doi:10.1002/agj2.20974. Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.
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dc.source.uri https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20974 *
dc.title Cultivating trust in technology-mediated sustainable agricultural research
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