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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.

The world needs agricultural data

A blog post written by Maureen Agena

November 23, 2016

With the advent of web 2.0 and social media, a new phase of data openness began a few years ago when a number of tools and technologies were made available and accessible to many people worldwide. This has provided increased access to information and enhanced the ability to collaborate through information sharing.