IG Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD) - RDA 12th Plenary meeting

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Meeting title
Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD) Meeting

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Short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group

Formed in 2013, since its inception the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) has grown in community strength to over 170 members, becoming 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 in managing data for agricultural research and innovation, including producing, aggregating and consuming data. Beyond this IGAD promotes good practices in research with regard to data sharing policies, data management plans, and data interoperability, and it is a forum for sharing experiences and providing visibility to research and work in agricultural data. One of IGAD’s main roles is to serve as a platform that leads to the creation of domain-specific Working Groups. To date, four successful Working Groups have been formed under IGAD – Wheat Data Interoperability, Rice Data Interoperability, AgriSemantics and On-Farm Data Sharing , all playing an active role at the most recent RDA 11 in Berlin(Germany).

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Meeting objectives

To report about the results of the IGAD/RDA Pre-Meeting that will take place before the RDA Plenary Meeting

Meeting agenda

The meeting agenda is still under development, but it will cover the discussions during the IGAD/RDA Pre-Meeting. It will focus on the Data Collection and how access to data could help to agriculture in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.


- Policy makers on Data management in Agriculture,
- Government representatives, funders, representatives of international agencies – UN, EU etc
- Agriculture domain experts, researchers, academicians
- Data providers, data publishers
- Data managers, data mining experts, data analysts
- Librarians, data curators

Group chair serving as contact person
Imma Subirats Coll

Type of meeting: Working meeting