Set-up of agriXchange platform - Community of practice
- D. Martini, E. Mietzsch
Agri-Food business requires access to increasingly accurate, detailed, and up-to-date information and data. Worldwide, agriculture lacks the coherence and coordination for exchanging these data. Many data are captured in existing information systems, but for developers of new services it is often difficult to use the data of these systems in order to make them interoperable. This paper describes a reference framework for interoperability that was developed in the agriXchange project. Use cases play a key role in interactive development of the framework. The framework’s functions are introduced by a kind of a work flow process using reference information models. The aXTool supports the implementation of the framework in the agriXchange platform, which is supported by a web portal and community of practice. The aXTool systematically supports developers and other users to share and re-use knowledge and concrete components concerning data exchange in agriculture.