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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...
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At GFIA Africa, in Durban, I had the pleasure of moderating the panel session on open data organised by GODAN (with GFAR and CTA): the session explored challenges and opportunities of open data for agricultural innovation as seen by different actors in the open data value chain.  The session was introduced by Andre Laperriere, Executive Director of GODAN. The panelists were: Gracian Chimwaza, Executive Director, Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA)   Dr Summer Allen, Research Coordinator, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)   Fatma Ben...