Agrisemantics WG

WG

Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Christine Kirkpatrick
WGs Wrapping up (from ~12 months after RDA endorsement)
 

The group started in Jan 2017 and should close shortly. 

The goal of the Agrisemantics WG is to gather community-based requirements and use cases for an infrastructure that supports appropriate use of semantics for data interoperability, with special focus on agriculture.

The outputs of the WG will be:

  1. A report on semantics landscape for agricultural data,
  2. A set of use cases and requirements,
  3. 39 Hints to Facilitate the Use of Semantics for Data on Agriculture and Nutrition: Recommendations from the RDA Agrisemantics Working Group (for community review, please send your comments)

Ongoing activities

  • We are considering pathways for the adoption of the recommendations by the targeted stakeholders (data managers, semantics profesionnals, software developers, and policy makers and funders): paper; conferences, GO FAIR IN, institutional projects, and services etc.
  • We are considering the future of the group in RDA and outside

Some shared resources

  1. A poster on semantics in agriculture - a visual introduction! Feel free to print it out and hang it to your door :) 

Upcoming group-related events:

  1. P14 in Helsinki: Agrisemantics recommendations adoption

Past group events:

  1. P13 in Philadelphia: Agrisemantics Working Group wrap-up and next steps
  2. Agrisemantics @ MTSR 2018: Semantics for Data in Agriculture: A Community-Based Wish List 10.31220/osf.io/eapdv
  3. IGAD pre-meeting in Berlin, March 19-20 (slides 17 to the end)
  4. RDA P11 in Berlin, March 21-23 (slides 1 to 16)
  5. RDA P10 - Agrisemantics: Towards Community-driven Use Cases of Semantics for Data Interoperability in Agriculture
  6. IGAD RDA Pre-meeting in Montreal: breakout session and 10' presentation (Defining the agrisemantics vision)
  7. IGAD RDA Pre-meeting in Barcelona: 10' presentation of WG first results
  8. RDA P9 - Joint Session of IG Agricultural Data, WG Wheat Data Interoperability, WG Rice Data Interoperability, WG Agrisemantics: Results of the IGAD Pre-Meeting RDA P9 adopting RDA outputs
  9. RDA P9 - WG Agrisemantics: Landscaping the support of semantics for data interoperability in agriculture 
  10. panel @MTSR

 



Recent Activity

21 Nov 2019

IGAD webinar recording_Global long-term Experiments in Agriculture Network (GLTEN) Metadata Portal

If you have missed the IGAD webinar "Global long-term Experiments in Agriculture Network (GLTEN) Metadata Portal" by Richard Ostler on the 20th of November, you can now watch the recording:
http://aims.fao.org/capacity-development/webinars/rda-webinar-series-agr...

20 Nov 2019

RDA Webinar Series in Agriculture: ‘Global Join now the IGAD Webinar_Global long-term Experiments in Agriculture Network (GLTEN) Metadata Portal’ by Richard Ostler - 20 November 2019

At the last IGAD/RDA Plenary Meeting 14 at the University of Helsinki (Finland) last month, the Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD) agreed to start a webinar series to enable high quality presentations and discussions to happen even if we cannot all be together in person at RDA. The Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD) exists to facilitate coordination and progress among a community of international data experts. These webinars will allow us keep up with cutting edge developments in agricultural data, and will encourage the free flow of ideas.

19 Nov 2019

[rda-agrisemantics-wg] 39 Hints to Facilitate the Use...

Hi all – Clement, Leyla,
True, a paper based on the recommendations would be good for dissemination and recognition - high time for it!
At this point, we do have some materials that might serve as a starting point, although certainly in need for better focus & heavy cuts to make it suitable for publication. What about having a group call soon, to share ideas on how to organize the paper and our effort. We can set up a Doodle proposing a few slots for next week and the following one, then decide based on availability and interest.

13 Nov 2019

Re: [rda-agrisemantics-wg] [spam][rda-agrisemantics-wg] 39 Hints to Facilitate the Use...

Dear all,
I did not have the chance to participate in the development of the 39
recommendations but will probably become an adopter.
I like the idea of a publication suggested by Clement, it would be goof for
dissemination and recognition as well.
Regards,
On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 2:16 PM jonquet via Agrisemantics WG <
***@***.***-groups.org> wrote:

12 Nov 2019

Deadline for P15 Group Session Submissions Fast Approaching

Dear Group Members,

The deadline for group session submissions for Plenary 15 is 28 November 2019, midnight UTC – just two weeks away.

If your group is interested in submitting a session for a working group, interest group or joint meeting session, submissions will only be accepted from your group chairs, so be sure to coordinate with them to ensure proper communication of the submission.  

25 Oct 2019

Free webinar: Strengthening AGROVOC through engagement with expert communities: Multischeme multihierarchy and thesaurus management

***Free webinar: Strengthening AGROVOC through engagement with expert communities: Multischeme multihierarchy and thesaurus management***
We are pleased to invite you to attend the upcoming webinar that will introduce how the AGROVOC team of FAO keeps AGROVOC up to date with a number of institutions and individual domain experts serving as focal points for specific languages and topics. With the aim to improve the quality of the services for the agricultural community, AGROVOC is now engaging with expert communities that are contributing and benefiting of the AGROVOC services.

25 Oct 2019

Call for Applications for the online course on Farm Data Management, Sharing and Services for Agriculture Development

Dear All,
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) together with the Pan African Farmers’ Organisation (PAFO) are pleased to call for applications for a new online course: “Farm Data Management, Sharing and Services for Agriculture Development”.