Tag: Agriculture

Open Data Can Help Feed a Hungry World

Percentage of the population suffering from undernourishment, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report. Climate change will likely exacerbate food insecuri…

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What is the vital data infrastructure for agriculture?

Announcing a public consultation on an Agriculture Sector Package for the Open Data Charter Open data can play an integral role in achieving global food security. Photo credit: flöschen / CC BY 2.0. As populations continue to grow and climate

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ILRI using satellite imagery to protect and insure livestock in East Africa

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), based in Kenya and Ethiopia, has created an innovative insurance product to protect livestock keepers from drought related asset losses insurance, as part of a coping and adaptation strategy. According to the research institute,

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Big data in ranching and animal husbandry

Another big part of the food supply comes from ranches and farms that raise and slaughter various livestock. While ranching is sometimes bundled with agriculture, I discussed farming in Big Data in Agriculture, so we’ll focus on ranching this time

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Help us find valuable data for agriculture

Contribute to our list of different types, sources and examples of data related to agriculture, and help us develop a better understanding of data in the sector We are exploring how open data can be used to improve agriculture and

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ODI Futures: How open innovation will transform agriculture

On 3 December we held an event focusing on the future of agriculture, in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Chaired by ODI Head of Research Dr Tom Heath, it gathered stakeholders in the sector to

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Arguments for data transparency — a list for advocates

The benefits of openness can be found around the globe. In these past few years working with local transparency activists, I have been collecting examples on how opening up data (especially government data) can help improve our lives. What I’ve

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Big data in agriculture (DDW2.1)

(This article was first published on Cartesian Faith » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) The Data-Driven Weekly is kicking off 2016 by exploring how big data and analytics is powering data-driven business in different industries. First off is the

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Removing the locks: Fostering open data in agriculture

“A lot of times, data are released (or made open) when they are no longer really useful”. read more

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GODAN’s Highlights at COP21

The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative attended the high-profile twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate change conference in Paris, France from the 30th of November until the 6th of December, 2015. GODAN joined

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