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The big wins of open data for agriculture and nutrition

A new CTA video explains the potential benefits of open data for agricultural and rural development

February 16, 2017

This 10 minutes-long video provides an overview of the big wins in open data for agriculture and nutrition and the steps to deliver them. It also explains who can benefit from open data. For instance, giving smallholder farmers access to reliable data can translate into higher productivity, greater access to markets and better nutrition. Data can also be key to building support among policy makers for initiatives on food and nutrition security.

December 7, 2016

We often tell you about training events in these web articles, but we don’t always get the chance to report on the work done by our partners who attend them. Reporting was, in fact, the focus of one recent course, through which CTA trained journalists to better access good-quality open data to inform their articles. So in the spirit of good reporting, we are pleased to share some of the excellent journalism that has already come out of this group.

Opening CTA

How we are supporting open access

October 26, 2016

At CTA we have been working for a number of years on how to make agricultural information available, accessible and applicable. We have been involved in providing guidance through initiatives such as CIARD on how to provide unrestricted access to scholarly and scientific research outputs online through two broad avenues: Open Access (OA) Self-Archiving; and Open Access Publishing, referred to as Green OA and Gold OA, respectively. We are currently hosting the CIARD site and supporting the update of the good practices in online publishing through the CIARD pathways.