What you need to know about the GODAN Summit 2016


This year, the largest-ever event for open data in agriculture and nutrition, GODAN Summit will bring together the world leaders, researchers, farmers, students and others in New York. The two-day event (15-16 September, 2016) will include various lighting presentations and exhibits that illustrate the opening, sharing, use and importance of the agri-food information.

Encouraging the openness of data in agriculture and nutrition to end world hunger” is the key message to be addressed at the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Summit.

During the event, a number of interesting speeches will be made from high-level profile world leaders and innovators who will share their thoughts on how open data can zero the world hunger and the malnutrition in every corner of the globe.

Agroknow, one of the 330 partners of the GODAN initiative, will be among the Summit exhibitors, like USDA National Agricultural Library, Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development (CTA), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), who will demonstrate the use of open data sources and the importance of open data in agri-food sector.

Panagiotis Zervas (responsible for the coordination and implementation of R&D projects) and Thodoris Kontogiannis (responsible to address the agri-food community requirements with the appropriate data-powered solutions) will represent Agroknow with a showcase under the title “Opening data for agriculture and food quality to local communities and smallholder farmers

Meet them at booth 4 and they will be happy to introduce you the various Agroknow’s services in the context of open data in agriculture and food security. Our demo intends to raise the awareness on the use of community-driven and data-powered ICT solutions that support local communities (e.g. members of agricultural associations and cooperatives) and smallholder farmers to find the appropriate information. The openness and accessibility to information will be demonstrated through data-powered cases such as the European research project CAPSELLA, which facilitates the information sharing among the agricultural communities and the key actors that are involved in the agricultural production chain.

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