We've been thinking about how to manage and visualise Topics in Farm-PEP. Ideally the structure we adopt would neatly fit with the listings that others have adopted to classify their content, such as by AHDB, National Library for Agrifood, Agricology etc.
For Farm-PEP we are predominantly thinking about Topics from the perspective of being able to browse easily from one Topic or Page to connected Topics. Ultimately the structure of Topics will also be important to drive efficient searches, and for Search Engine Optimisation.
We've been trying to more clearly & simply define what Farm-PEP is, to get to a clear value proposition of why users should engage.
What do you think of the statement below?
“The platform for finding and sharing agricultural knowledge”
Farm-PEP connects people, projects, organisations and resources across agriculture to generate, share and distill knowledge that is relevant and trusted
Farm-PEP will be the place to.
We have designed a short survey to get views on what we should prioritise for Farm-PEP.
You can complete the survey here.
We'll post results from the survey on this page.
If you have any comments on what should be asked in the survey then please post below.
The below is an attempt to summarise our vision for Farm-PEP, incorporating latest thinking on content here - please help us improve this:
We are sharing a first set of Wire Frames for the revised Farm-PEP concept in the links below.
Please ignore the content in these - its nonsense. Also ignore the branding. There is still a lot we need to work up, like the Person Page, Partner Page and what the Users dashboard would look like - But we are keen to know if the structure and layout for the Landing Page, Topic Page and project Page works for you, and if it is obvious what the purpose and functionality of PEP will be.
Let us know what you think in the comments box below.
We have revised our initial ideas of how content should be managed in Farm-PEP, following extensive consultations with farmers and stakeholders.
We propose simply having four types of content - People profiles, Partner (organisation) profiles, 'Pages' & 'Topics'.
Anyone can join PEP and have a personal profile
Partner organisations can have a profile page (payment for this ultimately drives revenues to pay for the maintenance & development of PEP)
For Farm-PEP to be a success we need to properly think through the motivations of all its users, so that we achieve the continued engagement necessary.
I've tried to characterise the main motivations for the key user groups below:
EU Horizon 2020 project developing a platform to connect knowledge from EU projects. Sister project to Euraknos.
Potentially relevant for Farm-PEP to connect to.
ADAS's Agronomics service has been offering robust on-farm Line Trials experimentation for precise and relevant testing of farm decisions since 2017. We working with networks of farmers to address farm specific questions with precision farming technology, remote sensing and modern data analysis.