In this section we introduce the challenge of achieving food security through sustainable agriculture and explain how open data can help shape solutions by enabling more efficient and effective decision-making at multiple levels across the agricultural value chain, fostering innovation via new services and applications, and driving organizational change through transparency. We enlighten the different roles a government can play in this development and provide 6 policy perspectives at the end of the section to demonstrate how open data can be used by governments to support its food security policy and the agricultural sector as a whole, putting emphasis on the role of the government as data publisher.
We like to add your experiences here and are always looking for success stories of governments implementing an open data strategy for agriculture. Keeping the 6 policy perspectives in mind,
Do you have stories of governments putting open data into action to enforce their agricultural sector?
What strategies have they used when releasing open data and/or developing open data policy? Were they successful? Why or why not?