GODAN announces new partnership with SAGARPA, Government of Mexico

GODAN announces new partnership with SAGARPA, Government of Mexico

The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative has announced its new partnership with The Government of Mexico through SAGARPA – the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food.

Mexico is the first Latin American country to become a member of GODAN, joining a network of over 160 government, academic, non-profit, private sector partners across the world working to promote the use of open data to address food security.

This announcement comes after Mexico recently hosted the Open Government Partnership Global Summit, with its focus on linking open government and delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals in October. The work of GODAN is fundamental to delivering Goal 2 on achieving zero hunger around the world.

Through this, and its endorsement of the International Open Data Charter, the Government of Mexico has strongly affirmed its commitment to open data as an important tool for transparency and economic development in the domains of agriculture and nutrition.

At the OGP meeting, GODAN also endorsed the International Open Data Charter, bringing together these two important agendas for action.

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