The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) confirms closure by end of 2020. Sander Janssen

Coordinator GODAN Action project, Researcher spatial modelling and knowledge systems at Wageningen University

Sander Janssen, PhD at Wageningen UR, coordinates the GODAN Action project. Sander Janssen


Sander Janssen PhD is working as a team leader Earth Informatics at Alterra Centre for Geo-information, and leading a team of experienced researchers and software engineers in the field of integrated (spatial) modelling, remote sensing and knowledge systems.


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At the third international workshop on the impact of open data for agriculture a new action agenda was discussed by a mix of organisations. They concluded that more focus is required on benefits for the less favoured actors, that open data should become a vehicle for multi-stakeholder collaborations, and that assessment of data driven organisational change is required.


Open data research can significantly help to stimulate changes in practices and organisation of the public and private sector actors in agriculture and food supply chains, but it cannot force those changes. Crucial are the researchers themselves, who need to interact to ensure their knowledge and expertise is used and useful.