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miCampoApp, a Participatory Research Tool for Agroecology

Version 1 : Received: 14 December 2021 / Approved: 17 December 2021 / Online: 17 December 2021 (15:07:16 CET)

How to cite: Dupas, S.; Antolinez Poveda, C.A. miCampoApp, a Participatory Research Tool for Agroecology. Preprints 2021, 2021120292 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202112.0292.v1). Dupas, S.; Antolinez Poveda, C.A. miCampoApp, a Participatory Research Tool for Agroecology. Preprints 2021, 2021120292 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202112.0292.v1).

Abstract

Agroecology, defined as the ecological science of food production is also as practical approach to design food production systems based on local concerted solutions that aim to promote synergy among the diversity of human and non human food systems elements. These two facets makes agroecology a good candidate for participatory research. Information technology should help using this information for the production of structured scientific knowledge. In this respect, there is a need for information technology that is adaptive to encompass the diversity of within and between systems and that provide benefit to farmers that feed it with data. We present MiCampoApp, a webapp that aims to join participatory research and certification in agroecology, with two roles, the farmer and the administrator. The idea to join participatory research for decision support with certification for market differentiation in single system is that much of the certification data harbors information for scientific research, and this incentivize data collection for the interest of the farmer and the community. The administrator create a model for data collection in order to solve a research question of interest for a communities or to produce traceability information to feed participatory guarantee system in a community. The farmer collects information using simple icons and produces traceability pages for research or certification purposes.

Keywords

agroecology; participatory research; web application; traceability

Subject

BIOLOGY, Horticulture

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