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Different perspectives on open data in agriculture: a case study on olive oil

by Antonia Ferrer Sapena a Ezgi Erdogan b Eduardo Jiménez Fernández c Elena Sánchez Arnau a Enrique A. Sanchez Perez a,*  and  Christian Vidal Cabo d
Instituto Universitario de Matemática Pura y Aplicada, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Department of Mathematics, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica, Facultad Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Granada, Spain
Documentación, Universidad Católica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
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JIE  2024, 20; 1(4), 20;
Received: 15 November 2023 / Accepted: 26 December 2023 / Published Online: 15 January 2024


Achieving food security through improved agricultural technology is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Indeed, it is one of the elements explicitly mentioned in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One factor that can lead to improved production and distribution systems is the availability of data of all kinds on the sector. In this paper we study what is happening in this respect in two Mediterranean olive oil producing countries, and show how available data can facilitate the coordination and communication of technical developments and improve the competitiveness of producers.

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Sapena, A. F.; Erdogan, E.; Fernández, E. J.; Arnau, E. S.; Sanchez Perez, E. A.; Cabo, C. V. Different perspectives on open data in agriculture: a case study on olive oil. Journal of Information Economics, 2023, 1, 20.
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Sapena A F, Erdogan E, Fernández E J, Arnau E S, Sanchez Perez E A, Cabo C V. Different perspectives on open data in agriculture: a case study on olive oil. Journal of Information Economics; 2023, 1(4):20.
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Sapena, Antonia F.; Erdogan, Ezgi; Fernández, Eduardo J.; Arnau, Elena S.; Sanchez Perez, Enrique A.; Cabo, Christian V. 2023. "Different perspectives on open data in agriculture: a case study on olive oil" Journal of Information Economics 1, no.4:20.
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Sapena, A. F., Erdogan, E., Fernández, E. J., Arnau, E. S., Sanchez Perez, E. A., & Cabo, C. V. (2023). Different perspectives on open data in agriculture: a case study on olive oil. Journal of Information Economics, 1(4), 20.

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