Tag: open data

Why focus on data? Why GODAN?

Why focus on data? Why GODAN?

In September 2016, the first Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) summit took place in New York. And in February 2017, the third international workshop on impacts with open data in agriculture and nutrition was held in The Hague, the Netherlands. Both events showed progress made to provide better access to accurate, timely information for policy-makers, farmers and private sector to shape a more sustainable agriculture future.

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1 March 2017
Actions to turn the power of open data into real impact

Actions to turn the power of open data into real impact

At the third international workshop on the impact of open data for agriculture a new action agenda was discussed by a mix of organisations. They concluded that more focus is required on benefits for the less favoured actors, that open data should become a vehicle for multi-stakeholder collaborations, and that assessment of data driven organisational change is required. Further actions to achieve impact were also discussed in relation to business innovation and capacity building.

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1 March 2017
Research facilitating open data

Research facilitating open data

Open data research can significantly help to stimulate changes in practices and organisation of the public and private sector actors in agriculture and food supply chains, but it cannot force those changes. Crucial are the researchers themselves, who need to interact to ensure their knowledge and expertise is used and useful.

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1 March 2017
CTA’s view on open data

CTA’s view on open data

CTA is a member of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition initiative which recently met in Wageningen to discuss the actual and potential impacts of Open Data  on development (see p6). Here are nine things we learnt from the GODAN meeting.

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15 February 2015
Cloud Cover: A Favorable Forecast for Open Access in Agriculture

Cloud Cover: A Favorable Forecast for Open Access in Agriculture

The cloud is no longer an overhyped IT buzzword or even just a trend to consider.

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15 February 2015

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