[CODATA-international] Open Up Guide for Agriculture - A guide for governments to open agricultural data

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Sun Mar 24 05:00:47 EDT 2019

This resource might be of interest. Open Up Guide for Agriculture is a guide for governments to open agricultural data, created by GODAN and the Open Data Charter. The Open Up Guide for Agriculture<https://openupguideforag.info/> provides guidance on the key elements of opening datasets in agriculture. It focuses on three elements, why open data is important, what data should be opened based on policy perspectives, and what elements should make up a strategy. Details at http://openupguideforag.info<http://openupguideforag.info/>

The guide was created for policymakers and civil society who want to inform decision makers on open data and agriculture, and understand how open data can make a difference for the agricultural sector and food security. It can be used by those who want to start developing an open data strategy for agricultural transformation in their country or region.

Based on consultations with the agricultural and open data community, 14 key data categories from government sources have emerged. The 14 key categories have been evaluated in terms of impact and effort to publish, along with case studies and examples of use. Details at https://openupguideforag.info/what-data/data-categories/

There are examples from around the world at https://openupguideforag.info/governments-in-action/case-studies/

Best wishes,


Dr. Suchith Anand

Chief Scientific Adviser

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition


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