It is World Food Day and the FAO is calling on people from various sectors and professions worldwide to join forces and commit to achieving Zero Hunger. This means working together to ensure everyone, everywhere, has access to the safe, healthy and nutritious food they need.
With a growing population expected to reach 9 billion in 2050, farmers should find new, more productive ways to farm food and diversify their crops. The FAO says using an integrated farming approach will not only help farmers increase their crops’ yield, and thus their profits, but can also improve the quality of their farmland.
The FAO is urging smallholder farmers to adopt new, sustainable agricultural methods to increase productivity and income. They say ensuring the resilience of rural communities requires an approach that is mindful of the environment that leverages the power of technological innovation and creates stable and rewarding employment opportunities.
The FAO has called on governments to create opportunities for greater private sector investments in agriculture, while boosting social protection programmes for the vulnerable and linking food producers with urban areas.
As part of our work towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2, GODAN and The Open Data Charter have launched the Open Up Guide for Agriculture to help governments to prioritize and publish relevant datasets for agricultural development. The guide is for governments that want to start developing an open data strategy for agricultural transformation. It provides guidance on: why it is important that governments open agricultural data, what data is needed to catalyze sustainable agricultural production and how to create and implement an open data strategy.
We are pleased to invite you to the GODAN Webinar on “Open Access & Open Data at PUSH Universities” on Oct 29, 2018 4:00 PM CET PUSH (Presidents United to Solve Hunger) is a consortium of universities from around the...Read more
The Global Open Data for Agriculture (GODAN) and the Open Data Charter have launched a guide for governments to open agricultural data. Launched on 16th October, World Food Day , the Open Up Guide for Agriculture aims to help governments...Read more
The subject of data to end hunger drew a large crowd at a meeting held during the United Nations General Assembly on Monday 24 September 2018. At a fringe event, the Bill & Malinda Gates Foundation announced the launch of...Read more
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