09 Jul 2018

Expert Consultation on Data-driven Agriculture, 10 – 11 July 2018

The WFO Secretary General, Ms. Arianna Giuliodori, will join the international high-level expert consultation on “Ethical, legal and policy aspects of data sharing affecting farmers” that will take place in Bonn on 10 and 11 July 2018.

Data-driven agriculture is expected to increase agricultural production and productivity. It can help farmers adapt to or mitigate the effects of climate change. It can also bring about more economic and efficient use of natural resources, reduce risk and improve resilience in farming, and make agri-food market chains much more efficient.

Organized by the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR), the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition initiative (GODAN), the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the Federal Office of Agriculture and Food (BLE), the event will focus on the ethical, legal and policy approaches related to farmers’ accessing and using available data, as well as sharing their own data.

The expected result from this meeting is a vision document, produced by the participants, for the future and a more immediate actionable and investable plan for enabling farmers, especially smallholder farmers in developing countries, to harness the power of data-drive agriculture and in turn benefit all society.