Read this blog summarizing highlights of a GFAR event, in which participants learnt, but also discussing passionately, about data that are needed by farmers: data that are actually available and data that are not; who is providing or is expected to provide such data; examples of data services and data-driven apps; as well as about the data that are produced by the farmers and what rights they have on these data.
GFAR organized the event in collaboration with the Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA), the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).
https://blog.gfar.net/2017/12/20/learning-about-data-for-farmers-and-how-it-can-help-to-cross-the-donga/ via @wordpressdotcom
3rd International Workshop
The Ministry of Economic Affairs, CABI, GODAN, CTA and Wageningen UR are partnering to organise the 3rd Workshop on Creating Impacts with Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition. The workshop is hosted at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Hague.
The objectives of this workshop are:
● To build action agendas to strengthen the role of open data in achieving sustainable production of food at lower environmental and social costs from both a public and private sector perspective;
● To identify and scope Big Wins of Open Data towards impact and build collaborative partnerships for implementation;
● To develop organizational and practical capacities for working with open data in a meaningful way.
The workshop will bring together a mix of key players from public as well as private sector organisations
at national, international and global level: governments, busi