G7 acknowledges GODAN initiative in effort to strengthen food security and nutrition

GODAN was recently acknowledged as an important initiative by the leaders of the G7, after a recent meeting in Japan on May 26-27.

Leaders of the G7, including the President of the United States, met in Ise-Shima to "advance major global economic and political priorities, guided by a set of common values including freedom, democracy, the rule of law, and respect for human rights.

According to the Office of the Press Secretary for the White House, the G7 leaders "mapped out concrete next steps to promote global food security and nutrition.  The United States will support these efforts through Feed the Future, the President’s global hunger and food security initiative launched in 2010.  In addition, recognizing the importance of data to achieving global food security and nutrition goals, the G-7 acknowledged the importance of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative, which makes agricultural and nutritional data available globally."

For further information on the conclusions of the recent meeting, you can read the full communiqué here