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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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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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 …

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 Read more »

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 $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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