Webinars provide a cost effective means of reaching and engaging large, geographically-spread audiences and also very specific target groups. They give participants the opportunity to ask questions and receive live feedback during the scheduled webinar and the live recordings are then repurposed and re-delivered in the form of video, audio, slides and transcripts - available for anyone to view at a later date.
The first webinar organized by the GODAN Working Group on Capacity Development gave an overview of GODAN, its objectives and how people can get involved. The webinar also provided information on the purpose of the GODAN Working Group on Capacity Development and explained how to join and get involved in the activities.
The Agriculture Open Data Package (AgPack) provides a roadmap for governments to start publishing open data and suggests six policy areas where open data can support the agricultural sector. The AgPack contains 14 key data categories and 10 examples of open data in action. The speaker highlighted use cases from India, the Netherlands and Burkina Faso.
During the webinar the speakers outlined three GODAN Action focal areas: data standards and best practices (Standards), research for impact evaluation (Research), building capacity of open data users (Capacity Development).
Supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the GODAN Action project aims to enable effective uses of open data in tackling food security and nutrition challenges. The project will do this by building capacity of potential stakeholders to both understand the potential of open data in these two fields and to engage with it practically. The project is a response to the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative: Open Data Research and Capacity-Building.
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
The GODAN Action project created a Map of agri-food data standards in 2016. (The Map was formerly called the VEST AgroPortal Map because it was built on top of the FAO AIMS VEST Registry, a registry of vocabularies and tools...Read more
COMING SOON! A free e-learning programme on open data is going to help strengthen the capacity of data producers and data consumers to manage and use open data in agriculture and nutrition. This course is developed as part of the capacity development activities within the GODAN Action project and will start in autumn 2017.Read more
In this article from CTA's ICT Update (Issue 84, March 2017) Evert-jan Quak reports on how open access to nutrition and food data for ICT developers has resulted in a surge in applications for a healthier food intake and better fitness.Read more
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