New Partnership on Farmer Access to Data

The Challenge

Farmers should be able to benefit from innovations and services that are based on open data principles, but the rights of those gathering data need to be secured. How can farmers participate in providing data without infringing their rights?

The Solution

Working with donor partners CTA (European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific States), KTBL (Germany) and GFAR, lawyers, farmers’ groups and ethicists, GODAN is building a new global consensus on farmer rights. GODAN has commissioned key thinkers in the field to help advise how the open data dividend can be shared more widely.

The Outcome

We are building on key reports to explore better governance for open data in the sector and opportunities to push for an international treaty on farmer data rights.