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Download the press release HERE. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in human capacity development and research in...Read more
CAFDO (Communauté Afrique Francophone des Données) is an association of representatives from 23 Francophone African countries that formed around the need for greater open data impact and awareness across French-speaking African countries. The organisation gave its name to a biennial...Read more
Agriculture Ministers and High-Level representatives from international organisations called on the FAO, though the GFFA 2019 final communique, to develop a concept for the establishment of an International Council for Food and Agriculture. On 16 January, 2020, the concept note...Read more
A concept note for the establishment of an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture was presented during the 12th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) , held in Berlin from 16-18 January, 2020. A year earlier, as part...Read more
Key GODAN Partners CEOS, alongside board members ISRO, are running a course on Forest Biomass Assessment for the BIMSTEC region (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand) on 13-17 April 2020 . Forests are known to absorb large...Read more
Dear Friends and Colleagues, As we move into a new decade, overcoming the challenges surrounding climate change, nutrition and food security are more urgent than ever before. Making open data work for agriculture and nutrition requires a shared agenda to...Read more
In line with the increasing adoption of semantic technologies for integrating agricultural data, GODAN sponsored the 12th International Conference on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Health Care and Life Sciences, held from the 9-12 December 2019, in Edinburgh, Scotland...Read more
According to 2018 UN FAO statistics, women in Southern Africa make up 40% of the agribusiness workforce. Yet while they are responsible for growing over 70% of Africa’s food, they often have few rights over the land they tend. Additionally,...Read more
Following on from the CTA/GODAN Data Rights Workshop covered in this blog post, a CTA Flash Working Paper was published on 19 January, 2020. The collaborative document, entitled Review of Codes of Conduct, Voluntary Guidelines and Principles Relevant for Farm...Read more
Aligning and mobilizing resources are becoming major hurdles to sustainably financing progress towards the SDGs. Growing uncertainty and risk threatens sustainable finance in the international development sector. As global challenges become more integrated, so responses become increasingly fragmented. Facing this...Read more

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