Group Mailing list Archive

10 Apr 2015

Minutes IGAD Session at 5th RDA Plenary Meeting

Dear all,

                I am glad to share with you the minutes of the Agricultural Data Interest Group and Wheat Data Interoperability Working Group sessions that took place in the 5th Plenary Meeting of Research Data Alliance in San Diego, California, United States.

                For those that would like to amend the minutes, please provide your feedback by the 17th of April. After that, the paper will be submitted as editorial to the Open knowledge in agricultural development (OKAD) collection at F1000Research.

19 Mar 2015

4th International Conference on Agro-geoinformatics

The 4th International Conference on Agro-geoinformatics (Agro-geoinformatics 2015)  will be held in Istabul, Turkey July 20-24, 2015. The conference papers will be published in the  IEEE Xplore database. The extended version of the selected papers will be published in a special issue of a SCI indexed journal: The Journal of Integrated Agriculture. Please submit abstracts by April 1, 2015. For further information on the conference and possible deadline extension, please visit the conference website at

05 Feb 2015

Re: An article for the next coming Open Knowledge in Agricultural...

Dear all,
we have also published the news on the RDA website here
If you have any updates/corrections or additions you wish to make to it,
please don't hesitate to let us know.
Also, if there are other news or updates you wish to share with the RDA

19 Jan 2015

First Environment-related joint session for W&I Groups at the forthcoming P5

Dear chairs and members of the Wheat Data Interoperability IG,

During the previous RDA plenaries it gradually became obvious that the environment-related Interest and Working Groups share concerns and face similar challenges regarding the lifecycle of Life data.

15 Jan 2015

international year of soils

Hey Ag team,

I just learned (rather belatedly) that 2015 is the international Year of Soils ( Apparently as part of this, they want to establish a global soils information system. As the lead data manager for the International Polar Year a while back, I know how hard this is to do. Perhaps it is something this IG wants to assist with.

Just a thought.




14 Oct 2014

E-Discussion on "Rights of Farmers for Data, Information and Knowledge"

E-Discussion on "Rights of Farmers for Data, Information and Knowledge"
20th October – 6th November 2014
CIARD with support from GFAR Secretariat and FAO are organizing an E-Discussion between 20 October to 6 November 2014 for global participation on the CIARD E-discussion Forum ( on the rights of farmers to data, information and knowledge. The E-discussion will discuss: