OPEN WATER - GODAN Documentary Web Series - Episode 1
OPEN WATER is part of GODAN'S new documentary web series that meets individuals around the world who are on the front line of how technology and open 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 is data that anyone can access, use and share, and makes knowledge available to everyone.
Episode 1: OPEN WATER
Small-scale fisheries play an important role in providing sustainable food security for local, national and international markets. They are seen as stewards of the sea by some but largely remain marginalized and unrecognized by societies across the globe.
In South Africa, the fisher community have collaborated with the University of Cape Town to co-design a suite of apps to support and improve the small-scale fisheries industry.
Abalobi Fisher is an app that is free to download and provides valuable information about the weather and climate from open sources, plus records data about fisher practice and catch information.
This data has never fully been captured on a large scale before and enables a new understanding of the small-scale fisheries sector.
The hope is that it will showcase small-scale fisheries as a vital and valuable resource as well as a legitimized livelihood, not just to the local communities, but to the country as a whole.
There’s a data revolution underway in Africa. It’s being driven by major international research collaborations like the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project. This and similar initiatives are producing volumes of data the continent has never witnessed before.Open
Welcome to the GODAN Summit 2016 Blog Series. Each week, we will post a blog written by a participant of our Summit held in New York City on September 15-16. This week's blog on " Leaders are urged to Open Agricultural Data" is written by Winnie Kamau.Open
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