On Open Data Day (Saturday 21 February) people around the world used open public data to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses and encouraged the adoption open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments. In the lead up …

Brussels Briefing “Data: the next revolution for agriculture in ACP countries?” Read more »

GODAN is focused on building high-level policy, and public and private institutional support for open data. It encourages collaboration and cooperation among existing agriculture and open data activities and brings together stakeholders to solve long-standing global problems like food and nutritional …

Exploring the key issues in agriculture, nutrition and open data Read more »

I was asked to provide a short talk at the start of the Future Food Hackathon that kicked off in Wageningen, NL today, linked to the Global Open Data on Agriculture and Nutrition workshop taking place over the next few …

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(A US Department of Agriculture inspector examines a shipment of imported frozen meat in New Orleans in 2013. Photo by Anson Eaglin) One of the biggest challenges associated with the rapid urbanisation of the world’s population is working out how …

From field to market to kitchen: smarter food for smarter cities Read more »

At the 2012 G-8 Summit leaders committed to a ‘New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition ‘, and as part of the follow up to the US G8 presidency in April this year the World Bank hosted the ‘G8 Conference …

Reflections on developing a global sectoral open data initiative: agriculture and nutrition Read more »