Contributed by Sam Compton , Freelance Journalist Satellite data is being used to improve food security in Indonesia. The G4INDO IT Platform programme , which started in 2014, supports the Indonesian government’s plan to help farmers improve rice crop harvests...Read more
GODAN is calling for its partners to submit their stories of ‘open data innovation’ from farms around the world — for the chance to be featured in an original GODAN web series. The series will highlight three case studies of...Read more
The Busoga Rural Open Source and Development Initiative ( BROSDI ) have been working successfully with poor communities in Uganda for the past twelve years. Ednah Karamagi , executive director of BROSDI says ‘open development’ is the driving force behind...Read more
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), based in Kenya and Ethiopia, has created an innovative insurance product to protect livestock keepers from drought related asset losses insurance, as part of a coping and adaptation strategy. According to the research institute,...Read more
Ghana-based GODAN partner Esoko has illustrated how mobile phones can be used to allow farmers and buyers to receive open data information for more fair pricing and improved access to markets, based on customer feedback. Seeing that prices were being collected on a national scale but that the rural farmers...Open
“It's really powerful. It's in people's hands; it's in people's homes. How do we use it for the greater good?” GODAN partner VOTO Mobile is a three-year old Ghana-based tech startup and social enterprise which helps businesses, governments, and NGOs use mobile technologies to gather information and feedback through interactive...Open
Tanzanian GODAN partner Agrinfo uses geodata to share farmland information and enable farmers to better manage their land. The organization does this, explains marketing director Jumo Ngomuo, by collecting the GPS locations of farms and assessing their ownership and area size, type of investment and expected outputs. By collecting such...Open
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