The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.

Sjoerd Croqué

Policy coordinator Food Security / coördinerend beleidsmedewerker

Working on: GRA (Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greeenhouse Gases), open data for agriculture and nutrition, climate smart agriculture; FAO,

Sjoerd Croqué



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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.