Electronic knowledge management and transfer for agriculture
FutureFarm WP 4 deals with the task “Knowledge Management in the FMIS of tomorrow”. The set of deliverables splits this task in different subtasks. FutureFarm deliverables of the D4.1 section are mainly about specifying an encoding for agricultural production standards, which serves as a data exchange format for structured, machine readable documents published by some authority or similar consisting sets of rules which farmers may adhere to. Also a modelling on the integration of knowledge for compliance to management standards into the decision making and farm strategies process is introduced. Deliverable D4.2 specifies interfaces for a catalogue and rule service in order to discover and distribute encoded management standards. Deliverable 4.4 describes a proof-of-concept implementation of the services specified in Deliverable 4.2. Deliverable 4.3 describes the specification of an interpreter component (Rules App) to support the automatic evaluation of encoded rules. Deliverable 4.5 describes the necessary steps to integrate the introduced services into existing client software. Deliverable 4.6 (this document) aims to summarize the state of data exchange, agricultural software and knowledge management technologies in the context of the FutureFarm Project.