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Slovenia: Experiences of a Young Country

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

Citation:  Pp. 734-740 in Proceedings of the World Congress of Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources (13-15, March 2002, Iguacu Falls, Brazil)  701P0301.(doi:10.13031/2013.8405)
Authors:   Miro Lozej and Alei Krisper
Keywords:   information system, Ministry of Agriculture, Forest and Food, system analysis, software development, outsourcing

Being a politically young country, Slovenia lives a period of legislative assessment and harmonization with European Union pre accession requirements. Combination of experiences from developed European countries and quite good expertise present in the IT field gives a good starting position in building well organized information system for the needs of the Slovenian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food (MAFF). Such information system has to address many non-standard features and therefore requires to be built with interconnected segments and where standard solutions rarely can be efficiently used. Setting up of the basic registers, building of the technical infrastructure, coordinating software development projects, outsourcing the IT experts are the experiences, that are described in this article.

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