The objectives of this ThinkTank were to provide a forum for stakeholders in UK universities to share knowledge and propose strategies on improving the use of open data, open educational resources, open tools etc with the aim to expand Capacity Building and Training in AgriGIS to support Global Food Security.
Participants were invited to use of this opportunity to build on ideas from previous GODAN ThinkTanks in Nairobi 2016, Washington 2017 and to discuss ideas on how to synergise efforts for Open Geo Data and Open Tools to achieve food security and sustainable agriculture for SDG 2030;
Participants were encouraged to present the key outputs from the GODAN Local Farming Challenge 2017  and the GODAN Ministerial Conference 2017, as well as to give a background of work to date. The discussion also included “The role of science, technology and innovation in ensuring food security by 2030” at the Twentieth Session of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development . Examples of recent AgriGIS research - e.g. Geospatial binding for transdisciplinary research in crop science: the GRASPgfs initiative - were shared, and participants explored opportunities for future collaborative research in AgriGIS. The ThinkTank was open to all interested GISRUK participants.
The event was hosted by the University of Leicester on 18th April 2018 (10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.).
For more information please visit the GSRUK2018 page.