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.
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.