Valeria Pesce is currently information systems manager and project manager at the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and collaborates with the Secretariat of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition initiative (GODAN). She has represented FAO and GFAR in past and current EC-funded projects on data infrastructures (agINFRABig Data Europe) and manages the CIARD RING and AgriProfiles open data platforms in coordination with other global and regional actors. She is also coordinating the work around a global map of data standards for food and agriculture within the GODAN Action project.

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From Twitter: Talking about #GODAN with colleagues from Oman and Jordan at GCARD3
[Posted on the GODAN website:] The Third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3) took place on 5-8 April 2016 in Johannesburg. GCARD3 is part of a continuing, iterative reform process, and builds on the previous two GCARDs, with the objective of identifying international research priorities and what’s needed to achieve future development goals, in particular for family farmers and poor communities. The entire GCARD process including the final global event was led by the Global Forum on Agricultural...
RDA IGAD Tokyo 2016
[Extract from "1st IGAD BREAKOUT GROUP AT THE RDA 7 –  Results of the IGAD Pre-Meeting RDA P7: adopting RDA outputs" posted on the AIMS website:]  The IGAD breakout group on Interoperability and Availability, chaired by Pascal Neveu (INRA), Cyril Pommier (INRA) and Valeria Pesce (GODAN/GFAR) including 19 experts from Japan, France, Greece, USA, Italy, China, Belgium, Thailand, South Korea, and United Kingdom, discussed the current issues on interoperability and availability of agricultural data. They discussed data visibility – where data is published and how...