The GODAN Action Webinar series address the need for capacity building among data users, producers and intermediaries to engage effectively with open data in the agriculture and nutrition sectors.
This webinar will explore the less known aspects of farmers’ rights to data and the legal aspect (ownership issues, IP rights, data rights) on national and international level.
There is no doubt that data-driven agriculture has increased agricultural production and productivity, reduced the risk and improved resilience in farming, brought more economic and efficient use of natural resources and has helped farmers in decision making. Increasingly agricultural technology providers (ATPs) enter the market who focus on aggregating farmers’ data. This has led to farmers raising concerns about data ownership and their privacy.
What do we mean by the farmers’ rights to data? Who owns data? Who is entitled to the value of the data? What is the role of privacy in the agricultural sector?
These are some of the concerns and critical questions regarding Farmers' rights to data which will be addressed by our guest presenters: Simone van der Burg, senior researcher in ethics and responsible research and innovation at Wageningen Economic Research, and Foteini Zampati, data rights research specialist at the GODAN Secretariat.