On Monday, January 14, 2019, the U.S. President signed into law the “ Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 ,” aiming to improve evidence-based policy through strengthening Federal agency evaluation capacity, furthering interagency data sharing and open data efforts,...Read more
GODAN's Kiringai Kamau has been requested to participate in an Agricultural Data Sub-Committee, which supports implementation of both the Big 4 Agenda announced by President Kenyatta and the Nairobi Declaration on Building Resilience on Food Security and Nutrition through Open...Read more
Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) is delighted to announce that Executive Director, André Laperrière, has been invited to become a member of the Strategic Innovation Board (SIB) of the Horizon 2020 EU Project in Brussels, Belgium. GODAN,...Read more
5 Ways Agriculture Could Use Open Data to Change the World Agriculture is intrinsically connected to many of the world’s most pressing social issues, from climate change and low-income food stamp programs, to poverty and sustainability more broadly. According to the Harvard Business Review , one tool above others can...Open
Dear partners, colleagues and friends, 2018 has been a challenging year worldwide, on just about every front possible: from social to political, technical to scientific, but especially in the fields of agriculture and nutrition. At this year end - or...Read more
The first ever GODAN Partnership Networking Meeting was convened in Kenya at the Regional Centre for Mapping Resources for Development ( RCMRD ) in Kasarani, Nairobi. The event, organised by the Association of Freelance Journalists Kenya ( AFJ ), brought...Read more
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established in 2004, is a consortium of 46 African universities operating within 22 countries, spanning the African continent. Science and Education Ministers from many African countries, over 85 Vice Chancellors...Read more
GODAN was at the 11th International Conference on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Health Care and Life Sciences (SWAT4HCLS) held this week in Antwerp, Belgium. GODAN sponsored the Spotlight on Semantic Technologies for the Reuse of Agri Open Data,...Read more
Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture, in addition to being a GODAN partner, is one of 15 national agricultural ministries to have signed the Nairobi Declaration in June 2017. Kenya is moving towards ratifying its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s);...Read more
GODAN was invited to visit the Community Technology Development Organisation (CTDO) in Harare on the November 8 to discuss the subject of Open Data, the potential benefits and challenges of its use in agriculture and nutrition, to address ownership issues...Read more