Group Mailing list Archive

29 Jun 2020

Ethical dimensions of Digital Feudalism in Agriculture

Dear colleagues,


The increasing use of digital technology in agriculture has marked the start of a major transformation: Better services and products, innovations, enhanced decision making and increased profitability and productivity. But do small holder farmers really benefit equally, or even at all, from the benefits of data sharing? Moreover, do all stakeholders in the agricultural sector have the same access and control to these insights? What concerns do farmers have on such issues as data ownership, access and control, security and privacy?[1] 


11 Jun 2020

FAO & ICARDA bring you: Information 4 Innovation in Food and Agriculture

Dear colleagues,
Just to share with you the upcoming event Information 4 Innovation in Food and Agriculture (I4IFA) that will be delivered from 29 June to 3 July 2020. This event is co-organized with ICARDA.
During that week, FAO will host the 3rd AGROVOC Editorial Meeting and 2020 annual AGRIS community online meeting. In case you want to join, please use the links below for registration.
If you have any comment or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us at ***@***.***.
Kind regards,

09 Jun 2020

IGAD Virtual Meeting Survey

Thank you to the more than 350 IGAD members that attended the most recent IGAD virtual meeting (25 to 28 May) focusing on IGAD/RDA : Sharing Experiences and Creating Digital Dialogues


If you attended one or more of the sessions, we would like to learn more about your experience. Your feedback will ensure the success of future IGAD meetings.


05 Jun 2020

Open Geospatial Science

The United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) aims at playing a leading role in setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and to promote its use to address key global challenges. It provides a forum to liaise and coordinate among Member States, and between Member States and international organizations. Details at 


04 Jun 2020

Available recordings and slides of the 2020 Research Data Alliance (RDA) Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Online Meeting

Dear all,
You can now access the slides sent by the speakers (we are missing some though) and recordings of the 2020 Research Data Alliance (RDA) Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) online meeting at

30 May 2020

Examples needed for Bridging the Geospatial Digital Divide for Zero Hunger Aim

Open Earth observations and Geographic Information Systems are key in supporting and achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2 on Zero Hunger.  Geographic Information Science is an important contributor to the advancement of human knowledge, as well to supporting and achieving the United Nations  2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development [1].  


27 May 2020

IGAD Online Meeting Session. Africa. Thursday, May 28 from 10:00 to 11:30 CEST and closure session at 16:00 CEST

Dear all,
Thanks to all of you that have participated at the IGAD Online Meeting Sessions since Monday! The IGAD first virtual meeting has been followed by more than 250 people so far.
We still have two sessions to go, one dedicated to Africa with speakers from Nigeria and Ethiopia and the Closure session.
· IGAD Online Meeting Session. Africa, registration link at