While the GODAN Discussion Paper was presented during the International Open Data Conference 2015 (IODC15) , GODAN made a call for contributions on the theme of the Paper: “How can we improve agriculture, food and nutrition with open data?“.
The point is simple: What has been depicted in the report was the status of open data in agriculture and nutrition at a specific time, as seen by a limited number of people (the GODAN Secretariat, the ODI team and some more people, among others): Due to the tight deadline, it was not possible to contact as many people as we would like and to have their opinions expressed in the report; on top of that, there was a clear limitation in the total size of the report (regarding the number of pages), as a typical, long report would not be as usable and efficient as we would like it to be – and we wanted the report to be easy to use!
However, we knew at first hand that is quite important to include the opinions, views and feedback of as many stakeholders as possible, something that became obvious during the Conference as well. In this context, the GODAN Secretariat is now calling all stakeholders of Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition to express their views on a single question
How can we improve agriculture, food and nutrition with open data?
If you are interested in sharing your views with the rest and contribute to the facilitation of open data use in agroculture and nutrition , you can respond to this single question by completing a dead-simple online form, which is available here.
Some preliminary feedback on the GODAN Discussion Paper is available through the GODAN website; feel free to go through it but don’t let it interfere with your personal opinion & views!