Effect of a participatory approach on the successful development of agricultural decision support systems: the case of Pigs2win

Jef Van Meensel, Ludwig Lauwers, Ine Kempen, Joost Dessein, Guido Van Huylenbroeck

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This paper explores how a decision support system (DSS) can be developed that complies with the critical success factors of such systems. A participatory approach is used to develop Pigs2win, a DSS for Flemish pig farms. Pigs2win uses frontier analysis for comparative farm analysis. The participatory approach influences the selection of stakeholders, objective setting and evaluation of Pigs2win. Outcomes of the participatory approach result in features of Pigs2win that positively influence its compliance with critical success factors. Based on our experience with Pigs2win, we put forward points that need attention when a participatory approach is organized.
Oorspronkelijke taalEngels
TijdschriftDecision Support Systems
Pagina's (van-tot)164 - 172
PublicatiestatusGepubliceerd - 2012

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