e-Agriculture Update: AgPack Forum

NewsletterIssued on 15.11.2017
e-Agriculture Updates

e-Agriculture Update: AgPack Forum

Dear e-Agriculture CoP member,

We are inviting interested individuals to participate in this forum discussion on 'Agriculture Open Data Package' currently running on the e-Agriculture Platform. The initial target audience are policy-makers, researchers, open data experts, and/or agricultural experts - however, any interested individuals are invited to participate.We would like to receive your views on how this resource can be used by governments in opening up their data.

Details of the forum

Title e-Forum discussion on the Agriculture Open Data Package - AgPack.info
Dates 10 to 24 July 2017
Location  Online at http://www.e-agriculture.org/forums/discussions/e-forum-discussion-agriculture-open-data-package-agpackinfo/ 
Target audience The initial target audience are policy-makers, researchers, open data experts, and/or agriculture expert - however, any interested persons are invited to participate.

The purpose of this e-forum discussion

The purpose of this discussion is to reach out to the potential users of the e-Agriculture Community of Practice (CoP) to get feedback on the Agriculture Open Data Package (AgPack) and its usability. First the content of the AgPack as a resource for governments to develop their own open data strategies will be explained, and; next, the emphasis will be on the collection of your stories:

  • What do you consider as the key data sets for agriculture?
  • Why do you or others need them?
  • What are your examples of governments putting open data into action to enforce their agricultural sector?
  • What were the hurdles that they had to overcome to realize this strategy?

The Agriculture Open Data Package Working Group is going one step further from versions Beta to Alpha. In order to do so, the AgPack needs critiques from people in the field to answer questions like;

  • Would this resource be useful to me? 
  • Do I agree with the current analysis? and
  • How would you recommend implementing the AgPack into policy?

About the Agriculture Open Data Package (Agpack)

The Agriculture Open Data Package (AgPack) is a resource for governments to to take the next step in publishing open data they have generated or collected. The AgPack suggests 6 policy areas where open data can support the agricultural sector and identifies 14 data categories to realize impact in the agricultural sector. For each data category the potential use of the data by the agricultural sector and the estimated effort to publish this data from government sources are discussed and examples of implementation and initiatives that support the interoperability of each data category are provided.

The AgPack also highlights 10 examples of open data in action demonstrating how governments are harnessing data to address sustainable agriculture and food security around the world.


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