This is a call to action to assist the GODAN partnership in identifying and filling critical data gaps in agriculture and nutrition required to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also called Global Goals, are an inter-governmentally agreed set of measurable targets relating to international development and must be achieved by 2030. They succeed the Millennium Development Goals once those expire at the end of 2015.
How do the SDGs relate to open data for agriculture and nutrition?
SDG2 sets the goal of ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture by 2030. Open data is a powerful tool that can accelerate innovative solutions to tackle this challenge and also measure our progress toward achieving this goal.
What is PUSH?
Presidents United to Solve Hunger is a consortium of 80+ universities from 6 continents who have signed the Presidents’ Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security, a pledge to work collectively and collaboratively toward zero hunger campuses, communities and nations. PUSH is an active partner with GODAN, in finding ways to make the research and data created and stored at universities open and accessible.
How can YOU help feed the world?
GODAN partners are leading the effort to identify opportunities to bridge existing agriculture and nutrition data gaps to fulfill the needs of decision-makers and technical experts. This is done either by opening existing data and making it usable or through the creation of new data sets.
GODAN needs YOUR help in identifying where these data gaps are and how best to fill them!! We would love to hear your ideas. Please submit them here.
For more information on the World Food Prize event see the details of the Secretary’s Roundtable on Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition:
- The Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack – Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture
- Alexander B. Howard – Senior Editor for Technology and Society, Huffington Post, @digiphile
- Brady Deaton, Executive Director, Deaton Institute, University of Missouri and Member PUSH Steering Committee, @push2sign, @DeatonInstitute
- Alfred Busolo Tabu, Director General Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority of Kenya, @AFFAkenya
- Gavin Starks, CEO, Open Data Institute (ODI), @agentGav
The Secretary Roundtable will be held on 15 October at 15:15 Central time. Please join the conversation online via Twitter by following #FoodPrize15
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