Plantwise Photo Of The Month- May

Antonio Limbau, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Mozambique, speaking at the G8 Open Data for Agriculture Conference
Antonio Limbau, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Mozambique, speaking at the G8 Open Data for Agriculture Conference (CABI Image)

This photo shows Antonio Limbau, the Deputy Minister for Agriculture of Mozambique speaking on the implications of agricultural open data for developing countries at the G8 Open Data for Agriculture conference on Monday in Washington, D.C. 

Governments in developed countries are working hard to make agriculture data open for others and accessible to farmers.  The talk focused on the implications of open data,  potentially a significant resource for developing countries working to help poor farmers increase their productivity. As well as Antonio Limbau, other speakers included Hirano Katsumi from the Area Studies Center, Japan, Stanley Wood from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Sean Krepp from the Grameen AppLab, Uganda. 

To read more about this conference visit the website and have a look at some of our other blog posts on the event

 

Top tweets from G8 Open Data for Agriculture – Day 2

Plantwise hosted an exhibit stand during the G8 conference, giving demos of the Knowledge Bank. Credit: Patricia Neenan © CABI
Plantwise hosted an exhibit stand during the G8 conference, giving demos of the Knowledge Bank. Credit: Patricia Neenan © CABI

With a successful first day at the G8 conference wrapped up, and hundreds of tweets posted with ideas for how open data can contribute to increased food security, Day 2 kicked off with Dr Kathryn Sullivan from NOAA welcoming the delegates, and a session on ‘What Does Open Data Look Like?’ chaired by Prof Tim Benton, who has guest blogged for Plantwise before. Join in the discussion on Twitter using #OpenAgData and #Plantwise, and follow us on Facebook for more news. Continue reading

Top tweets from G8 Open Data for Agriculture – Day 1

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Agriculture Under Secretary Dr. Catherine Woteki at the G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Agriculture Under Secretary Dr. Catherine Woteki at the G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture. Credit: USDAgov (CC BY 2.0 license)

Delegates from around the world are convening in Washington D.C. this week at the G8 conference on Open Data for Agriculture. The goal of the conference is to: “Obtain commitment and action from nations and relevant stakeholders to promote policies and invest in projects that open access to publicly funded global agriculturally relevant data streams, making such data readily accessible to users in Africa and world-wide, and ultimately supporting a sustainable increase in food security in developed and developing countries”. Plantwise is exhibiting at the conference, and we are collecting some of the top tweets here on our blog. You can watch the whole conference live on the web here. Join in the discussion on Twitter using #OpenAgData and #Plantwise, and follow us on Facebook for more news. Continue reading

Plantwise talks Open Data at G8 event next week… Join us!

ImageWhat food security challenge could be solved with open access to data? CABI’s CEO and Plantwise representatives will join DFID, host USDA, and delegates from G8 countries in Washington, D.C. next week, April 29-30, to discuss putting the open exchange of knowledge at the heart of food security and global nutrition.

This is your chance to weigh in and participate. Watch the event on the USDA live site, and join us on facebook/CABI.development and @CABI_news to have your voice heard. Your top tweets and comments will be featured here on the Plantwise blog.

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