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dc.contributor.authorRegan, Aine
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-30T12:24:25Z
dc.date.available2020-03-30T12:24:25Z
dc.date.issued2019-02-14
dc.identifier.citationRegan, Á. ‘Smart farming’ in Ireland: A risk perception study with key governance actors. NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, 2019, 90-91, 100292. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.njas.2019.02.003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/1882
dc.descriptionpeer-revieweden_US
dc.description.abstractAs research and innovation around Smart Farming further advances, there is a need to consider the impact of these technologies including the socio-economic, behavioural and cultural issues that may arise from their adoption. The current study explores the perceived risks and benefits arising from the development of Smart Farming in Ireland and in particular focuses on the different interpretations ascribed to risk issues by different actors. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 21 actors who through their professional positions have some level of responsibility for the growth of Smart Farming in Ireland. Although the participants in the current study were largely in agreement about the benefits presented by Smart Farming for Irish agriculture and society, they held different interpretations and opinions when discussing identified risks. The main concerns related to consumer rejection of technologies, inequitable distribution of risks and benefits within the farming community, adverse socio-economic impacts of increased farmer-technology interactions, and ethical threats presented by the collection and sharing of farmers’ data. The current study reinforces how ambiguity can surround the discussion of risks as individuals form perceptions based on divergent value judgements. The findings reinforce the call for discourse-based management of risks and the embedding of frameworks such as Responsible Research and Innovation within Smart Farming.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences;
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectDigital agricultureen_US
dc.subjectResponsible research and innovationen_US
dc.subjectRisk perceptionen_US
dc.subjectSmart farmingen_US
dc.subjectSocio-economic impactsen_US
dc.title‘Smart farming’ in Ireland: A risk perception study with key governance actorsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.embargo.terms2021-02-14en_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.njas.2019.02.003
dc.contributor.sponsorTeagascen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorGrantNumber0387en_US


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