Using Open Data for Economic Impact in Nigeria
peter.suber's bookmarks 2019-05-08
"Farming provides a significant source of revenue for the population of Edo State in Nigeria, and the state government prioritises the growth and sustainability to this sector. However, government policy-makers require accurate information to make informed policies that create a thriving business environment. Similarly, investors need the right data to facilitate their investment in farmers and agricultural companies. Consequently, the lack of verifiable and granular data to bridge this information gap limits the activities of key stakeholders and reduces the growth opportunities in the sector. To overcome this challenge, a governmental cross-departmental team developed the Edo AgriHub (EDAH) platform to provide a central repository containing data about farms across the state, providing an information source for farmers, agribusiness, investors and the government. The site team also plan to showcase the success stories of farmers who employ innovative technologies to become more efficient in their work...."