G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture

Open access to publicly funded agriculturally-relevant data is critical to increasing global food security. #OpenAgData

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  1. Follow our live coverage at #OpenAgData or here on Storify.

    At the 2012 G-8 Summit, G-8 leaders committed to the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, the next phase of a shared commitment to achieving global food security.

    As part of this commitment, they agreed to “share relevant agricultural data available from G-8 countries with African partners and convene an international conference on Open Data for Agriculture, to develop options for the establishment of a global platform to make reliable agricultural and related information available to African farmers, researchers and policymakers, taking into account existing agricultural data systems.”

    See the G-8 2012 commitment page to understand how this conference meets the 2012 G-8 commitment:
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  3. Follow participants in this G-8 #OpenAgData Twitter List.
  4. More in-depth information on the April 29-30, 2013 event provided in the blogs, radio features and op-eds below:
  5. Discuss the upcoming conference and the role for open data in promoting agriculture and food security on twitter! #OpenAgData and be added to our Storify board!