Good news for Open Access Week. GODAN partners CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation) and CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International) have completed migration of the CTA Virtual Resource Center, Anancy, to CGSpace. The platform which provides …

Agriculture research repository now offers open data metadata for all Read more »

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 …

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Following the highly successful first GODAN workshop in January 2015 the Government of the Netherlands, Ministry of Economic Affairs has announced the second international GODAN workshop on “Creating Impact with Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition”. The workshop will take place 10-11 November …

2nd International Workshop Creating Impact with Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition Read more »

At the inaugural Africa Open Data Conference (AODC), which took place in Dar es Salaam between 2nd – 5th September, GODAN brought partners and interested participants together for the first major opportunity to discuss open data for agriculture and nutrition …

Agriculture and Nutrition session at Africa Open Data Conference Read more »

Some 300 people from around the world* attended the webinar, held yesterday and hosted by ASIS&T, the Association for Information Science and Technology. The presenters, Dr. Johannes Keizer and Dr. Caterina Caracciolo, described the steps required to produce open data …

Successful webinar on Implementing Linked Data in Low Resource Conditions Read more »

On 16 September, the Sub-Saharan African Food Security Portal will be launched in Brussels. The website, developed by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), contains over 40 indicators related to food security, commodity prices, economics, and human well-being. It draws from …

Panel and Launch of the Sub-Saharan African Food Security Portal Read more »

China’s Cabinet, the State Council publishes guidelines to promote the opening and sharing of government data to improve governance, boost innovation  and promote economic restructuring, with the aim of forging a new model of social governance. A mechanism will be …

China announcement on big data promotion to transform social governance Read more »

Opening up and linking data is becoming a priority for many data producers because of institutional requirements, or to consume data in newer applications, or simply to keep pace with current development. Since 2014, this priority has gaining momentum with …

Webinar: Implementing Linked Data in Low-Resource Conditions Read more »

Today the Guardian publishes an in-depth feature on the importance of open data in achieving food security and its vital role in helping to combat hunger in an era of population growth. Use cases from the GODAN/ODI discussion paper ‘how can …

Guardian features GODAN’s work on open data to combat global food shortage Read more »

[Summary: reflections on responses to the GODAN discussion paper on agricultural open data, ownership and the commons – posted ahead of Africa Open Data Conference GODAN sessions] Photo Credit – CC-BY – South Africa Tourism Key points We need to …

Openness, community ownership and the commons Read more »