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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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Harnessing the Power of Global Open Data

At the 70th United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly Meeting, the U.N. Member States agreed to a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) to eradicate poverty and hunger, protect the planet, and create sustainable economic growth globally. High-quality statistics

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Open Data: a Key to Feeding 9 Billion People by 2050

Posted by Justice Wright, USDA Research, Education, and Economics mission area, on September 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM NPR’s “The Takeaway” program recently examined the “The Biggest Challenges Facing America and the World.” The episode included an interview with USDA

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USDA and GovLab Academy teamed up to provide a “First of Its Kind” Camp for DC-Area Teens Focused Specifically on Open Data and Agriculture

This Summer USDA and GovLab Academy collaborated to provide an Open Data Summer Camp for middle and high school students. Please find Below a blog on the Camp by Joyce Hunter, Deputy CIO, Policy and Planning, U.S. Department of Agriculture that was first posted

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Getting youth excited about data

At the end of July, the GovLab Academy finished delivering in Washington, DC, two sessions of the US Department of Agriculture’s first Open Data Summer Camp for middle and high school students. The experience was, by all accounts, highly successful.

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USDA, Microsoft to Launch “Innovation Challenge” to Address Food Resiliency

  USDA, Microsoft to Launch “Innovation Challenge” to Address Food Resiliency $60,000 in Prizes Offered for Most Creative Applications Using USDA Open Data WASHINGTON, July 24, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering with Microsoft to launch

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