Aquaculture is one of the fast-growing food-producing agriculture subsectors. However, the digital infrastructures developed in aquaculture are self-organising platforms i.e. they do not rely on a centralized intermediary for monitoring, coordinating activities or for overseeing transactions. Hence, the main objective of this research paper is to identify the challenges farmers face in an entire supply chain for designing a digital platform for the aquaculture domain. The main problems faced by the farmers include water quality issues, disease outbreak, lack of proper information regarding suitable insurance policies etc. We have identified eight such issues that the farmers face in an entire harvest period and also prioritized them. The results from our study could be used for the further advancement of an integrative perspective in the design and implementation of the digital platform for aquaculture.
Kannan, Veena; Fteimi, Nora; Mathew, Saji K.; and Lehner, Franz, "Identifying the Opportunities for the Design of Digital Platforms: A Topic Modelling Approach" (2020). BLED 2020 Proceedings. 28.