An important way for the agrifood industry to continue to feed a growing world population as well as reduce its environmental impact is to extensively adopt Information Technologies that will “datafy” the industry. While the promises of datafication are high, the realization is lagging behind. We identify and discuss from an institutional economics point of view three related issues that help explain needs run behind realization: supply of data is separated from use of data; data quality, interoperability and standardization; and data completeness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-667
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Economic Issues
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2023


  • agriculture
  • data
  • food production
  • information technology


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