Nearly 800 million people struggle with debilitating hunger and malnutrition in every corner of the globe. That’s one in every nine people, with the majority being women and children.
With open data, a mother in Malawi can choose seeds for a plentiful harvest to feed her hungry family, a farmer in the United States can make their soil nutrient-rich again, and a smallholder farmer in Tanzania will know market conditions to get more money for their harvest.
We are convinced that the solution to eliminating hunger lies within existing, but often unavailable, agriculture and nutrition data.
The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative is committed to closing this unacceptable hunger gap by making agriculture and nutrition data available, accessible and useable to everyone.
This data, now locked and unseen in government, private sector and civil society datasets, needs to be identified and made open and available.
We call on you to support this global action to get every government, non-governmental, international and private sector organization to make agriculture and nutrition data available, accessible and usable.
Farmers, farmer organizations, researchers, extension experts, policy makers, governments, and other private sector and civil society stakeholders are all involved in building a food secure world.