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Invitation to join the "e-Forum on ICTs and Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition"

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Dear e-Agriculture Member,

In just a few days, the debate “e-Forum on ICTs and Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition”, will be open for participation. The forum will start on the 19th of June to the 14th of July 2017.

This online debate will explore the cross roads between ICTs and issues around opening data in Agriculture and Nutrition and its effective use, with a focus on establishing what benefits and possible losses, can accrue to farmers, if technology and open data are used conjunctively.

Details of the Forum

Title e-Forum on ICTs and Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition
Dates 19 June to 14 July 2017
Location  Online at http://www.e-agriculture.org/forums/discussions/e-forum-icts-and-open-data-agriculture-and-nutrition 
Target audience Anyone interested in the topic, and registered on e-Agriculture

To participate its easy, if you are already receiving this newsletter via e-Agriculture then you are just a step away.

You will need to log on to the e-Agriculture platform with your username and password in order to post on the e-Agriculture Forum.

Instructions for participation

Once you are logged in you can comment on the forum question directly on e-Agriculture. We encourage you to subscribe to the discussion so you receive via your e-mail the contributions from other colleagues. This is all explained in this guide.

If you have any questions kindly send us an e-mail

In summary,  

  • On the forum question(s)
  • Go the bottom of the forum page,
  • Under the link "Subscriptions" at the bottom .
  • Click subscribe to: This post

For further information on subscribing to the post go here

Structure of the discussion

The discussion forum is going to be opened with an address and thereafter the floor for discussions will be open. You can post as many comments as you wish. There are three pre-designed questions, these are:-

  • Question 1: What role can ICTs play in using Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition for family farmers?
  • Question 2: What case studies can demonstrate the benefits and/or damages of the use of ICTs and Open Data? 
  • Question 3: What investments are needed to reap open data benefits and what measures must be adopted to protect farmers from open data? 

Each week a respective question will be opened for comments. 

e-Agriculture Team

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