Global Food Security Index (2017) ranked Rwanda the 88th out of 113 assessed countries worldwide. Also recent Health Demographic Survey (2015) has shown that prevalence of stunting among children under five was above 38%. Open data can be used in decision-making in tackling these problems.
Effective use open data and weather data to enhance agricultural productivity and improve communities' nutrition
The goal of this workshop is to bring together sectors like agriculture, disaster management, water resources management, academia, meteo services, civil society and private sector to discuss the relevance, challenges, opportunities and benefits of sharing data and making them open specifically weather data. The training aims at initiating advocacy for data sharing between institutions and making them open starting with weather data and interacting with FAO’s Water Productivity Open-access portal (WaPOR) to address issues related to food security and nutrition in Rwanda.
Land and Water Interventions Company (LAWICO)