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e-Agriculture webinar: Presentation of the Agricultural Open Data Package

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e-Agriculture,  the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Global Open Data on Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN )organized a webinar to introduce interested individuals to the Agricultural Open Data Package (AgPack).

The Agricultural Open Data Package (AgPack) is a resource for governments to take the next step in publishing open data they have generated or collected. The AgPack suggests 6 policy areas where open data can support the agricultural sector and identifies 14 data categories to realize impact in the agricultural sector. For each data category, the potential use of the data by the agricultural sector and the estimated effort to publish this data from government sources are discussed and examples of implementation and initiatives that support the interoperability of each data category are provided. The AgPack also highlights 10 examples of open data in action demonstrating how governments are harnessing data to address sustainable agriculture and food security around the world.

The introduction on AgPack is organized in the framework of the online discussion that is taking place on the e-Agriculture platform on the same topic from the 10th of July until the 24th of July. The online forum discussion is organized to help fine-tune the AgPack to provide the most useful resource possible for individuals and governments anywhere in their open data journey. By framing this discussion in personal experiences, the forum aims to get a fuller picture of challenges policy-makers and government workers, agriculturalist, and open data experts experience in their day-to-day.

The Agricultural Open Data Package has been developed between the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) network, the Open Data Institute (ODI) and Open Data for Development (OD4D) and is part of a series of Open-Up Guides hosted by the Open Data Charter (ODC) and has been developed following a participatory process of workshops, expert interviews and internet consultations.

For more information go to agpack.info 

Andre Jellema
  • "My drive is to realize societal impact with data in agriculture working on the interface between end-users, stakeholders and application. I always try to get the why question answered in order to figure out what is really needed by the end users. I have a background in open data, spatial modeling, remote sensing and agriculture and a Ph.D. from Wageningen University in the Netherlands."
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