On-Farm Data Sharing (OFDS) WG

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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

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.

20 Oct 2019

See you soon at the INTEREST GROUP ON AGRICULTURAL DATA (IGAD) MEETING. Helsinki (Finland) on 22 October 2019

Dear all,
The date for our next IGAD meeting is approaching us, and we hope to see as many of you as possible at the Room Sali 2, Metsätalo, Unioninkatu 40, Fabianinkatu 39, Helsinki FINLAND https://tilavaraus.helsinki.fi/en/city-center/metsatalo-unioninkatu-40/m...

05 Jul 2019

INTEREST GROUP ON AGRICULTURAL DATA (IGAD) MEETING. Helsinki (Finland), 22 October 2019

INTEREST GROUP ON AGRICULTURAL DATA (IGAD) MEETING. Helsinki (Finland), 22 October 2019
IGAD/RDA Recommendations
Implementing Good Practices in Agriculture
The new edition of the IGAD Event at the RDA's 14th Plenary Meeting will be held on 22 October 2019 in Helsinki (Finland). Following the IGAD Meeting in Philadelphia on Agricultural Data Interoperability: Opportunities and Lessons Learnt from Sharing and Re-Using Data, we would like to focus on the next related topic IGAD/RDA Recommendations: Implementing Good Practices in Agriculture.

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)