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Vertical and Horizontal Information Portals: Cooperation Models for Sector and Chain Information Services

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Pp. 689-696 in Proceedings of the World Congress of Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources (13-15, March 2002, Iguacu Falls, Brazil)  701P0301.(doi:10.13031/2013.8399)
Authors:   Gerhard Schiefer and Katja Kreuder
Keywords:   Information Portals, Production Chains, Agri-food.

Information portals are means for the delivery of information services to interested groups. The complexity of the agri-food sectors requires a differentiated infrastruc-ture of information portals which serves different categories of information interests. Enterprises information needs build on enterprise-specific information and on information with interest for groups of enterprises which are on the same stage of the food production process or which cooperate within a vertical production chain. The paper discusses various information delivery alternatives and outlines models for the design of an information delivery infrastructure for sectors of the agri-food production chain.

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