The Agricultural Working Group of the Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) and GODAN are planning a session on "Open data and Interoperability" for the next APAN meeting in August of this year. Planning for this event was begun by the Agricultural Working Group during the 43. APAN meeting, which is taking place this week in Delhi. The discussions clearly evidenced interoperability as a key issue for making open data useful.
The APAN meeting was initiated by a plenary session on February 13, where representatives of the Indian government explained India's goal to take the lead in the digital revolution. India has introduced a national system of electronic identity, to which already 1.1. billion citizens have already subscribed. Digital India is the governance programe, which emphasizes the importance for remote areas.
The chairman of Microsoft India spoke of a 4th Industrial revolution. Networks, connectivity and cloud data centers will be the core of this digital revolution, in which India will take the lead in developing from a data port to a data rich country.
The APAN meeting continues this week with working groups , ie. on risk mitigation and digital health systems
At the closing plenary on Friday, Johannes Keizer will speak for the GODAN Secretariat on the importance of open data and radical transparency in a world of changing research pardigms.
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GODAN Action activities under the Standards focal area in year 1 focused on weather data standards, with special attention to those relevant for use in farm management systems. The cycle of activities went from surveying existing data standards to identifying gaps and challenges in their use and finally recommending actions...Open
On 24 November in Johannesburg, GODAN Action partners will be convening a symposium on ‘Farmers’ access to data’. The symposium is preceded by 4 days of training for farmers and farmers’ associations’ representatives as well as other actors that have...Read more
Barcelona, April 5 th 2017 — Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) is pleased to announce the launch of its open publishing initiative for agriculture and nutrition research. The GODAN Gateway will run on the F1000Research platform.
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