Dear colleagues, You may have heard us reference a possible IGAD annual meeting to be held this May. Due to changing circumstances, this meeting is currently delayed until September. In the meantime, the Research Data Alliance Interest Group for Agricultural Data (IGAD) is organizing a new kind of webinar series called IGAD Coffee Break (30' max) to support the exchange of experiences within IGAD and beyond. We are seeking virtual 15-minute presentations on the following topics of interest to the IGAD community. Each talk will be followed by 15 minutes of discussion and the session will be recorded for those who cannot attend. We will give priority to presentations from those who have not yet presented to IGAD - this is a chance to enlarge our circle - but also welcome updates from long-time participants. * agricultural data infrastructure project status * new ideas for the emerging RDA IGAD community of practice * agrisemantics and applications * CARE principles for agricultural research data * precision agricultural data standards * farmer data codes of conduct, etc * agricultural research data training * FAIR data implementations If you would like to participate, please send: Your name(s) and bios: Title or topic of your presentation: Abstract of your presentation: Please write us at AIMS [at] fao.org, deadline for the submission of proposals is 28 May 2021. We also want to take this opportunity to introduce Debora Drucker, from Embrapa. We are excited to have her supporting us to keep our activities on track as we transition to a Community of Practice. Please watch for IGAD messages from her as well. Thank you! Patricia, Imma, and Cynthia RDA IGAD co-chairs This electronic message contains information generated by the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception of this message or the use or disclosure of the information it contains may violate the law and subject the violator to civil or criminal penalties. If you believe you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately.