Larisa Hrustek1ORCID logo, Martina Tomičić Furjan1ORCID logo, Filip Varga2,3ORCID logo
Alen Džidić2ORCID logo, Bastiaan van Loenen4ORCID logo and Dragica Šalamon2ORCID logo

1University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics
  Varaždin, Croatia
2University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
  Zagreb, Croatia
3Centre of Excellence for Biodiversity and Molecular Plant Breeding
  Zagreb, Croatia
4Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
  Delft, The Netherlands

INDECS 20(2), 190-209, 2022
DOI 10.7906/indecs.20.2.10
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Received: 17th January 2022.
Accepted: 26th March 2022.
Regular article


The successful adoption of digital innovations in agricultural production systems is based on the proactive participation of all stakeholders and represents an important step in establishing resilient agri-food chains and creating sustainable value. The key tool for the creation of sustainable value is integrating the nine aspects of the business process (cooperation; inclusion; financing; diversification; communication; policies; knowledge with entrepreneurship; and production) by re-using of open governmental and public endeavours data as well as by the contractual sharing. The objectives of this research are to identify stakeholders in the Croatian agricultural system, and to explore their roles and their potential for data supply and needs for data uptake. Open access repositories were queried to identify stakeholders. Direct observation methods and semi-structured conservational qualitative interviews were used for stakeholder characterisation and data flow detection. Stakeholder importance with respect to current data supply was analysed. Underdeveloped data flow relationships in the agricultural data ecosystem in Croatia could be built in a spontaneous process following the data opening of the Research and Consumer group of stakeholders and promoting data sharing initiatives of the early adopters in the Supplier group. In that way, data opening would be the driver of the effective cooperation creation required for sustainable value creation but also the adoption of the best management practices, sustainable solutions and digital development.

agriculture data ecosystem, open data, stakeholder analysis, sustainable value

JEL:O13, Q01, Q15, Q16

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