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Isabelle, Adjani, 2021. The legitimacy of precision livestock farming : in conversation with the Swedish research community. First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



Precision livestock farming (PLF) is gaining popularity in the Agri sector across the world. The aim of this paper is to understand how PLF is perceived by researchers involved in the development phases as well as looking at PLF from a product category legitimacy framework developed by Bork et al. (2015). The research was conducted with semi-structured interviews with 5 researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Science and the RISE research institute. The analysis of the material shows a lack of common understanding regarding the purpose of PLF from different researchers. The material also highlights the potential that PLF has for all production. This includes both small and large-scale farms, although small-scale farms might be facing bigger implementation barriers than large-scale farms. Regarding access to data for PLF, access is limited and there is little regulation as of yet for data ownership and data sharing. The material shows that PLF as a product category is not fully legitimized yet but still fulfils some legitimacy criteria.

Main title:The legitimacy of precision livestock farming
Subtitle:in conversation with the Swedish research community
Authors:Isabelle, Adjani
Supervisor:Beckman, Malin and Guzhva, Oleksiy
Examiner:Alarcon Ferrari, Cristian and Bartholdson, Örjan
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2021
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:NY009 Agriculture Programme - Rural Development 300 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:precision livestock farming, PLF, Agri sector, digitalisation, legitimacy, AKIS, smart farming, livestock, agriculture 4.0
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Organization, administration and management of agricultural enterprises or farms
Deposited On:05 Jul 2021 13:48
Metadata Last Modified:06 Jul 2021 01:08

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