GODAN agree to historic declaration in Kenya for comprehensive open data collaboration-Agricultural news-Agropages.com

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Summary:

"The Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) initiative together with the Government of Kenya and 15 African Ministers including from South Africa, Congo, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Ghana, have agreed to a declaration for comprehensive open data collaboration in the nutrition and agriculture sectors, to combat the global food security crisis. The declaration is historic in that it presents the first time a ministerial level network, focusing on open data for agriculture and nutrition, has been formed. Coincidentally the Conference takes place in Africa, the continent with the largest untapped agriculture potential, proving a major milestone towards achieving global food security worldwide.

 The declaration was agreed at the Ministerial Conference on Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition on its closing day, part of the 4th Agritec Africa Exhibition which takes place between 14-16th June at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.  
Hosted by the Government of Kenya, GODAN and Radeecal Communications, the conference is touted as the largest worldwide event to convene business leaders, governments from several G77 nations and at large the Global South, for the singular and unified cause of technologically and scientifically revolutionising agriculture through sharing of vital data which are currently hidden or inaccessible."

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oa.new oa.kenya oa.godan oa.data oa.agriculture oa.collaboration oa.food_security oa.declarations oa.africa oa.south

Date tagged:

06/21/2017, 00:18

Date published:

06/20/2017, 20:18