Chipo Msengezi of CTA is at the Africa Open Data Conference this week. She will be running a training session and chairing the Capacity development panel. The 2017 Africa Open Data Conference in Accra, Ghana, is set to attract over 800 delegates drawn from all over Africa. The aim is to push the leadership role of the private sector in supplying, using, and demanding open data.
June 24, 2017
Ministerial Conference on Open Data and Nutrition and the 4th Agritec Africa International Exhibition
At a Ministerial Conference on Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition and the 4th Agritec Africa exhibition, held 14-16 June in Nairobi, Kenya, key regional stakeholders met to discuss ways of leveraging data and science to improve food and nutrition security.
What are the benefits of open data in agriculture and nutrition? What can open data do to create more biodiverse agriculture? These are among the questions raised at the 3rd workshop on Creating impacts with open data in agriculture and nutrition.
February 16, 2017
A new CTA video explains the potential benefits of open data for agricultural and rural development
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.