Jul 25

Workshop on legal and policy aspects of open data in agriculture

Workshop on legal and policy aspects of open data in agriculture

Event Overview

The aim of the workshop is to explore and discuss the legal and policy aspects of open data in agriculture affecting farmers both in developed and developing countries. In order to shed light to this topic we'll examine two reports in Europe and in Africa and see the communalities and the differences as well.

The goal is to raise awareness and empower farmers about their rights in the data value chain, promote the dialogue between all the actors involved in agriculture, enhance the role of farmers' associations. One good first practical approach would be the use and further development of codes of conduct in agriculture, on how to transparently govern the data, and as one way to build trust.

On Thursday 25th July, at 2pm, Chris Addison, Sr Programme Coordinator, Data4Ag at CTA and Valeria Pesce give a presentation on ''Codes of conduct for farm data sharing - work done and ideas for a GODAN/CTA sub working group ''.

Darmstadt, Germany



  • Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft (KTBL)

    The Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft eV (KTBL) is a registered association of around 400 personalities from agriculture, science, industry, administration and consulting.


    GODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security. It is a rapidly growing group, currently with over 282 partners from national governments, non-governmental, international and private sector organisations that have committed to a joint Statement of Purpose. The initiative focuses on building high-level support among governments, policymakers, international organizations and business. GODAN promotes collaboration to harness the growing volume of data generated by new technologies to solve long-standing problems and to benefit farmers and the health of consumers. We encourage collaboration and cooperation between stakeholders in the sector.

  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.