G-8 International Conference on 
Open Data for Agriculture

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To see open data from the U.S. on agriculture, food, and rural topics, visit Data.gov

Washington, D.C.

April 29-30, 2013

 Open access to publicly funded agriculturally-relevant data is critical to increasing global food security


At the 2012 G-8 Summit, G-8 leaders committed to the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, the next phase of a shared commitment to achieving global food security. 

As part of this commitment, they agreed to “share relevant agricultural data available from G-8 countries with African partners and convene an international conference on Open Data for Agriculture, to develop options for the establishment of a global platform to make reliable agricultural and related information available to African farmers, researchers and policymakers, taking into account existing agricultural data systems.”[1]

See the G-8 2012 commitment page to understand how this conference meets the 2012 G-8 commitment.

Conference Goal: 

Obtain commitment and action from nations and relevant stakeholders to promote policies and invest in projects that open access to publicly funded global agriculturally relevant data streams, making such data readily accessible to users in Africa and world-wide, and ultimately supporting a sustainable increase in food security in developed and developing countries.

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