OPEN FIELDS - GODAN Documentary Web Series - Episode 2
OPEN FIELDS is the second episode of GODAN's new documentary web series that meets individuals around the world who are on the frontline of how technology and data are reshaping agriculture to combat food insecurity and improve global nutrition.
Today, nearly 800 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition around the world. For the first time in human history, we have the knowledge and the tools to put an end to it. Open data makes that knowledge available to everyone.
Episode 2: OPEN FIELDS
In this episode, viewers meet Eunice, a successful smallholder farmer who lives outside of Mombasa, Kenya. In Kenya, around 80 per cent of people have access to some form of farmable land. Although the soil is rich and fertile for farming, many plots of land stand empty or with failed crops.
In the Mombasa region, Haller Foundation (a GODAN partner) have been working with local farmers for 50 years to design organic methods to improve crop production and also provide a solid economic stream for rural families.
Eunice has found success in maximizing her crop yield by using the open-source mobile phone app from the Haller Foundation.
With an estimated 83% of Kenya now online, largely through mobile phones, Haller Farmers App has been developed to digitise and release local knowledge on a global scale, to anyone, anywhere.
The application is free to use for anyone with a smartphone and internet access. They have also worked with Free Basics and Airtel Kenya to improve rural access for low income families, providing free data to download and use the app.
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
Since March 2017, CTA and partners through the GODAN Action project have been delivering monthly webinars as one of the objectives of the GODAN Capacity Development Working Group . Webinars provide a cost effective means of reaching and engaging large,...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
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.
Food security | Nutrition improvement | Sustainable production
Linked data | Open data | Private sector data | Public/private
Food and Agriculture organization is partecipating in the H2020 project “BDE: Integrating Big Data, Software & Communities for Addressing Europe’s Societal Challenges” , funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. FAO has organized this webinar as...Read more
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