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Innovation in technological tools and platforms, advocacy materials and research into effectiveness of open development initiatives, government, donor and other institutions policies on open access/ open data or use of open source.
Improving agriculture and nutrition with open data
Field of crops
J. Banning / Panos Pictures

How can we improve agriculture, food and nutrition with open data? In this discussion paper, the Open Data Institute highlight examples of how open data is being used in different agriculture and nutrition contexts to enable more efficient and effective decision making, foster innovation and drive organisational change.

Latest Documents

Summary of the first UN World Data Forum: 15-18 January 2017
International Institute for Sustainable Development 2017
This IISD summary provide a synthesis of discussion and outcomes from the first UN World Data Forum held in South Africa from 15-18 January 2017. The Forum took place following the recommendation of the UN Secretary-General’s Ind...
GODAN Success Stories - Issue 1 | GODAN
Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition 2016
Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) advocates and supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable. The initiative focuses on buil...
Making the ‘evolutionary leap’: using Open Knowledge approaches to improve development outcomes
A. Stanley; K. Shephard; N Bimbe; P. Brambilla; H. Rowsell; P. Mason; H. Bailey / Institute of Development Studies UK 2016
The Open Knowledge Hub project brings together knowledge producers and intermediaries, particularly those in developing countries, to work together collaboratively to address gaps and inequalities in the availability...
Measuring the Barriers to Big Data for Development: Design-Reality Gap Analysis in Colombia’s Public Sector
Liliana Fernández Gómez; Richard Heeks 2016
While big data has the potential to make a significant contribution to international development, that potential is currently constrained by a number of barriers. Systematic analysis of those barriers is rare, so this paper applies th...
Linked Open Data: The Essentials. The climate knowledge brokering edition
F. Bauer; Martin Kaltenböck / Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership 2016
This  new edition of REEEP’s highly successful manual Linked Open Data: The Essentials offers a solid introduction to Linked Open Data (LOD) principles, with new case studies and updated information on how to make the most o...
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