On-Farm Data Sharing (OFDS) WG


Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Stefanie Kethers
TAB Liaison: 
Tobias Weigel
WGs Getting started (~0-6 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

04 Dec 2017

Fwd: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg][rda-rice-wg][on-farm-data-sharing-wg][metrics-indicators-agriculture] FW: OGC and RDA

Dear all,
Just a quick reminder of Imma's request (email below) for each Working Group to send in a couple of slides informing the last developments, so that I can use them during the OGC Agriculture DWG meeting on Thursday (http://ogcmeet.org/). Also, it would be useful to know if any of you will also participate in the event.
Thanks very much,
Patrícia Rocha Bello Bertin, PhD
Supervisor for Transparency and Data Governance
Secretariat for Management and Institutional Development (SGI)

13 Nov 2017


Dear all,
IGAD has been invited to report about the last developments at the OGC Agriculture DWG meeting in December. On behalf of IGAD, Patricia, co-chair, will participate with a presentation (30min) remotely. Could we kindly ask to all the WG chairs to submit a couple of slides with a summary of the last developments of your WGs during the next weeks? In case that any of you would like to have a more proactive participation, please let us know.
Imma Subirats
On behalf of IGAD/RDA chairs

12 Sep 2017

IGAD/RDA Panel Session on Agricultural Data at CODATA 2017

Dear all,

I am glad to inform you that the proposal was submitted on time and approved. You can find more information about the panel session on "Coordination of Data Standards and Interoperability in Agricultural Research: Gaps, Overlaps, Challenges and Future Directions" submitted to CODATA International Conference Global Challenges and Data Driven Science organized by IGAD/RDA in collaboration with CODATA.

30 Aug 2017

Draft agenda of the IGAD/RDA Pre-meeting is now available

Dear all,

I am glad to inform you that the draft fagenda of the IGAD/RDA Pre-meeting is now available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rQC6RLNeD0t-evfBlwvmcPto6MqcS3z9d6zcYazr2Ns/edit?ts=59a68399 The meeting will take place the 17 and 18 September in Montreal, previous to the RDA P10. Details about the venue are in the document, but we will provide some more information in the next days.

27 Jul 2017

Panel proposal for the International Conference, ‘Global Challenges and Data-Driven Research’

Dear all,

Together with the CODATA Agriculture Data, Knowledge for Learning and Innovation, RDA/IGAD has prepared an abstract to submit a panel proposal for the International Conference, ‘Global Challenges and Data-Driven Research’. We would appreciate your feedback, and also to know who from the RDA/IGAD community would like to participate