[CODATA-international] Fw: [godanalumni] IGAD Online Meeting. 26 to 28 May 2020. Registration is now open

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Sun May 24 08:51:11 EDT 2020

The full schedule of presentations and registration links for the virtual meeting of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Interest Group on Agriculture Data on 26th-28th May 2020 is available. Details in the mail below.

There is a Semantics session on 26th May which might be of interest to those working in AgriGIS.

For those interested in Agrisemantics the following resources might be of interest.

GODAN Action’s Agrisemantics Map of Data Standards is at https://vest.agrisemantics.org

GODAN Action involves the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Wageningen UR, the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), AgroKnow, the Land Portal, the Open Data Institute (ODI), AidData, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS).

A survey of semantic web technology for agriculture paper might be of interest. Details at


Recordings of panel discussion on Agrisemantics at Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Health Care and Life Sciences 2019 are at



Best wishes,


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From: Ilkay Holt <ilkay.holt at fao.org<mailto:ilkay.holt at fao.org>>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 at 09:02
Subject: [godanalumni] IGAD Online Meeting. 26 to 28 May 2020. Registration is now open
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IGAD Online Meeting. 26 to 28 May 2020. Registration is now open


26 to 28 May 2020

The Research Data Alliance (RDA)<https://www.rd-alliance.org/> Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) <http://aims.fao.org/igad> meeting focusing on IGAD/RDA : Sharing Experiences and Creating Digital Dialogues<https://www.rd-alliance.org/sites/default/files/Interest_Group_in_Agricultural_Data_(IGAD)_Pre-Meeting_P14.pdf>, which was set to be held in Rome (Italy) in April 2020 will now take place as a virtual meeting from May 26 to 28.  The virtual meeting will provide an online platform to continue to build upon collaborations, knowledge sharing and developing innovations with activities including panel sessions, group discussions and presentations.


The registration is now open. The full schedule of presentations and registration links for the virtual meeting are available at https://bit.ly/2AzocoO . Each day has one or two sessions - one in the morning and another one in the afternoon Central European Summer Time (CEST) - with 60 to 90 minutes of presentations. There are  individual registration links for each virtual session. Interested participants are encouraged to register for multiple sessions based on interests and needs.

The virtual event will include the following sessions:

  *   Semantics. 16:00 to 17:30 CEST. Register: https://fao.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElceusrj4pGtR430zk9vm23vwM2nfQD1LM
  *   Europe/Asia. 10:00 to 11:45 CEST. Register:  https://fao.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpc-Ctpj4jHN2aUsyLuGWEHixvTrsYKoU2
  *   Americas (draft, last details will follow this afternoon) 16:00  to 17:30 CEST. Registration: https://fao.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqfumqpzIuE9xmwRWaQ-Hb1mawXqU7Yy16
  *   Africa. 10:00 to 11:30 CEST. Register: https://fao.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqf-uvpjwiHtd1ENYEeV0U1s8_Iaa852rA
  *   Closure session. 16:00 to 17:00 CEST. Register: https://fao.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtcOGqpzMqHN0WIXfhJ3WkfGCCXbI4Jo5c

If you have any comments or suggestions please write to us at AIMS at fao.org<mailto:AIMS at fao.org>.

About IGAD

One of IGAD’s main roles is to serve as a platform that leads to the creation of domain-specific Working Groups. To date, successful Working Groups (WGs) have been formed under IGAD, these are: Wheat Data Interoperability, Rice Data Interoperability, AgriSemantics and Capacity Development for Agricultural Data WGs. The groups play a key role in delivering Research Data Alliance’s (RDA) recommendations and good practices with regard to Agricultural Data Interoperability. Formed in 2013, since its inception the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) has grown in community strength to over 200 members, becoming one of the RDA’s most prominent Thematic Groups.

Co-chairs of the Interest Group on Agriculture Data (IGAD), for the IGAD Task Force 2020:
Patricia Rocha Bello Bertin (EMBRAPA, Brazil)
Cynthia Parr (National Agricultural Library. USDA Agricultural Research Service, US)
Imma Subirats Coll (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy)

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