Speed dating in science (SDS): an innovative decision-making process to foster public debate in agriculture

  • Proceedings of Symposia
  • Aug, 2019

Silva, E., Marta-Costa, A., Sardinha, S. & Gabriel, R. (2019) Speed dating in science (SDS): an innovative decision-making process to foster public debate in agriculture. WDSI 2019 Annual Meeting. Western Decision Science Institute. Ruby Princess, Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, Califórnia, Estados Unidos da América.

Summary:

There are several techniques to support group decision such as brainstorming, nominal groups, Delphi method and electronic meeting. The objective of this paper is to apply a decision-making process based on speed dating philosophy to promote a free debate about Azorean agriculture. Volunteers participated in a SDS workshop in Terceira Island (Azores). The results show that the SDS was a constructive technique and people were very motivated to participate. The outcome of the SDS shows a desirable transformation of familiar to business agriculture, the importance of the recovery of rural traditions, research and development and food safety for Azorean agriculture.


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  • Speed dating in science (SDS): an innovative decision-making process to foster public debate in agriculture Rosalina Maria de Almeida Gabriel Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC