Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition Course

This free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition was first created in 2016. The course was delivered 5 times between November 2017 and November 2018, reaching over 5000 people globally, before being made available for unrestricted use

GODAN would like to thank GODAN Action partners, including Wageningen Environmental Research (WUR), AgroKnow, AidData, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the Land Portal, the Open Data Institute (ODI) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

The course is also available in English, DOI registered through Zenodo, in Gitbook format.

Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition

Click on the individual course module titles to view and download in .pdf format.

The authors involved in developing the course content are (in alphabetical order by name);


  • Alan Stanley, IDS
  • Hugo Besemer, formerly of WUR
  • Chipo Msengezi, CTA
  • Chris Addison, CTA
  • David Tarrant, ODI
  • Ilkay Holt, FAO
  • Imma Subirats, FAO
  • Jessica Meeker, IDS
  • Laura Meggiolaro, Land Portal
  • Lisette Mey, Land Portal
  • Pauline L'Henaff, ODI
  • Valeria Pesce, FAO
  • Rob Lokers, WUR


GODAN Action was funded by the UK Department for International Development.