Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Virtual Session P15 April 8, 2020

09 Apr 2020

Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Virtual Session P15

April 8, 2020


IGAD P15 will focus on IGAD community updates

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Since its inception in 2013, the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) has grown in community strength to over 170 members, and is now one of the Research Data Alliance’s most prominent Thematic Groups. IGAD is a domain-oriented group working on all issues related to global agriculture data. It represents stakeholders involved in managing data for agricultural research and innovation, this includes those producing, aggregating and consuming data. IGAD also promotes good practices in research with regards to data sharing policies; data management plans; and data interoperability. In addition, IGAD is a forum for sharing experiences and providing visibility to research and work in agricultural data. 


Thursday, 9 April 2020, 1:00 pm UTC

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13:00 - 13:05


Cynthia Parr (National Agricultural Library, US Department of Agriculture)

13:05 - 13:25

Overview of IGAD activities since Helsinki

IGAD Co-chairs: imma Subirats (FAO of the United Nations), Cynthia Parr, Patrícia Bertin (Embrapa)

13:25 - 13:35

Update from the Agrisemantics Working Group

Sophie Aubin (INRAE), Caterina Caracciolo (FAO of the United Nations)


Update on GACS

Imma Subirats (FAO of the United Nations)


Update on adoption of Wheat Data Interoperability WG Outputs

Esther Dzale-Yeumo (INRAE)

13:45 - 13:55

Improving data integrity through the integration of cropbases with institutional repository: a case of Cassavabase integration with CKAN at IITA

Olatunbosun Obileye (IITA)

13:55 - 14:10

The Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon 2020

Suchith Anand (GODAN)

14:10 - 14:20

The FooSIN Project as the French section of the GO FAIR Food Systems Implementation Network

Sophie Aubin (INRAE)

14:20 - 14:30       

IGAD Next Steps

Imma Subirats, Cynthia Parr, Patrícia Bertin


Closing remarks

Cynthia Parr