Open Ag Data Innovation

At the session on Advancing Food and Nutrition Security at the 2012 G8 Summit here in Washington, DC and streamed on-line, there was an announcement by USAID for the “Open Agriculture Data Innovation Challenge”. A new alliance for food and nutrition security was declared, and “One of the elements of this New Alliance is a focus on the importance of open and available agricultural data and a commitment to convene an international conference on Open Data for Agriculture for G-8 members and stakeholders to determine how to increase openness and access to data.”

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