On-Farm Data Sharing (OFDS) WG

WG

Group details

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

Farmers have the capability as they have never had before to critically evaluate management practices using field-scale replicated strip trials. Farmers have gained this powerful capability because yield monitors on combines enable accurate measurement of yields. Networks of farmers have become increasingly common to exploit the potential of yield monitors to evaluate management practices at the field level. Networks of farmers have also become increasingly common because farmers understand the power of evaluating management practices across many fields. Collection of results from strip trials across many fields requires protocols for data stewardship, that is, for data reporting, sharing and archiving. All farmer networks have developed data stewardship protocols. The protocols, however, vary from network to network, and the protocols are not easily accessible to people outside the networks. Creation of a standardized set of protocols for data stewardship that are publicly available would promote the formation of new farmer networks. More importantly, the creation of standardized protocols, especially for confidentiality and sharing of data, would enable the combining of results from many networks into one secure database. A combined database would facilitate analyses across space and time that would provide much more useful and robust answers to many applied questions about crop production practices, which would increase profitability and decrease environmental pollution caused by food production.



Recent Activity

10 May 2019

Useful information about P14 IGAD activities

Dear all,
Thank you to all of you that actively participated in the IGAD pre-meeting and the plenary meeting in Philadelphia. It was an amazing opportunity to share knowledge about existing activities undertaken by IGAD members. You will find a summary of the pre-meeting at http://aims.fao.org/activity/events/highlight-recently-held-interest-gro...

08 Mar 2019

IGAD preliminary agenda

Dear IGAD participants,
I am happy to share with you the preliminary agenda of the next IGAD meeting in Philadelphia on 1 April:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JMlEITgd2triVMYWL4MnpIdqUAtD23bxGFgc...
The meeting will take place at Drexel University (15 minutes walking distance from the RDA venue, Loews Philadelphia Hotel):
Stiles Alumni Hall, Room CL-A, Drexel University, Central City Campus,
325 N 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (US)

12 Dec 2018

News about the IGAD chairs

Dear IGAD Community Members,
It is time to express our gratitude to the IGAD co-chairs Esther Dzale and Armando Stellato, for their valuable contributions to this community during the last two years. Due to their tight agendas and portfolios, Esther and Armando's involvement as co-chairs of IGAD are unfortunately coming to an end, but they will continue very much involved in the RDA activities around agriculture and semantics.

11 Dec 2018

IGAD RDA 13th Plenary Meeting in Philadelphia April 2019 - Who is going to attend?

Dear colleagues,
RDA/IGAD chairs will soon start to organize the IGAD Meeting in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA) prior to the RDA 13th Plenary (2-4 April 2019). As a first step, we would be interested to know how many people from the Interest Group would be attending the RDA Plenary.
Even if you are not sure but you would be interested to attend, please send to ***@***.*** and let us know.
Thank you in advance!
Karna Wegner
On Behalf of IGAD/RDA chairs