Goal and Objectives
To coordinate efforts at every level to collect, analyze, and publish the agricultural research data needed for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa and Africa Union 2063 agenda
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SciDataCon 2021: Making Open Data Work for Small Scale Farmers - Oct 22nd 2021 11 AM Universal Time UTC

Putting farmers at the center of a sustainable and equitable digital transformation of agriculture - Webinar-Wednesday 13 October at 15h30 CET

We would like to invite you to an online event based on GODAN's previous work on Data Rights and Ethics in agriculture.

“Putting farmers at the center of a sustainable and equitable digital transformation of agriculture” is the core objective of a new Collective Action on Inclusive Digital Transformation of Agriculture. The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), the Forum of the Americas for Agricultural Research and Technology Development (FORAGRO),  the Confederation of Family Producers Organizations of the Expanded Mercosur (COPROFAM), Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) and Ag Gateway are seeking to address data governance concerns and challenges facing farmers in the Caribbean and Latin American (LAC) region.

Join us for a Webinar on Wednesday 13 October at 15h30 CET as part of this action.


The Locus Charter on using location data

The Locus Charter is a proposed international set of principles and guidance for ethical and responsible practice when using location data. I request you to be the champions of Locus Charter in your organisations and request your organisations to support the Locus Charter. [more...]

Agriculture Data, Knowledge for Learning and Innovation Group

The aim of the task group is to provide requisite information for biennial review discussions and for policy and program formulation on improving the quality, reliability, management and accessibility of agricultural research data in African Counties (AC) and beyond.  Further to strengthen the collection, management, and availability of agricultural statistics data in AC based on already developed strategic plan for strengthening agricultural and rural statistics (SPARS) and within Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Develop Programme (CAADP) processes. . [more...]