status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Suchith Anand, Chipo Msengezi, Karna Wegner

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org


The aim of this Working Group (WG) is to develop synergies between existing education and training activities and agricultural science needs by performing a landscape assessment to identify existing gaps and training requirements within the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) WGs related. A particular focus will be on sharing knowledge about training initiatives and technologies, reducing digital divides so that researchers and practitioners in developing countries can also benefit. It will also empower the existing collaboration with GODAN and GODAN Action.  GODAN Action is a project to enable the effective use of open data in tackling the food security and nutrition challenges by building the capacity of potential stakeholders to both understand the potential of open data for agriculture and nutrition and to engage with it practically http://www.godan.info/godan-action.

 

Formed in 2013, since its inception the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) has grown in community strength to becoming one of the RDA’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 experience and providing visibility to research and work in agricultural data.

 

At the RDA 9 in Barcelona , more than 100 data experts from more than 35 countries came together for the IGAD pre-meeting where the participants were briefed about ongoing activities of IGAD Working Groups (WGs) and conveyed new ideas through the proposals for  future work. At the RDA9 Pre-meeting for IGAD there was strong interest for developing a WG for building synergies in Capacity Development, in the context of research data in agriculture and its potential contribution to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

 

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01
March
2020

Sadivayal became Amrita SeRVe’s first organic-agriculture certified village in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, Indiia

by Sreeni K R

First Organic Certificate for Amrita SeRVe Tribal Village Excerpt: The farmers’ group obtained organic certification for their organic cultivation in Sadivayal, Tamil Nadu.
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12
February
2020

RE: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg][metrics-indicators-agriculture][agriculturecapacitydev] RDA/IGAD Webinar Series: COPO: Extending the Frontiers of “FAIR” Data in Agriculture set for February 12

by Imma Subirats Coll

Dear all, Thank you to all the participants and, particularly, to the speakers, Felix Shaw and Anthony Etuk, for this interesting webinar on Collaborative Open Plant Omics (COPO): Extending the frontiers of “FAIR” Data in Agriculture. You can now access to the recording at http://aims.fao.org/capacity-development/webinars/copo-extending-frontie... Best regards, Imma From: Subirats, Imma (PSPA) Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:37 PM
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11
February
2020

RE: [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-wg][metrics-indicators-agriculture][agriculturecapacitydev] RDA/IGAD Webinar Series: COPO: Extending the Frontiers of “FAIR” Data in Agriculture set for February 12

by Imma Subirats Coll

Dear all, Do not miss the date! Tomorrow Anthony Etuk, member of the IGAD Community, will present the Webinar on Collaborative Open Plant Omics (COPO): Extending the frontiers of “FAIR” Data in Agriculture at 11:00AM CET. Please join and share your thoughts with all of us during the Q&A session! I will be also there moderating the webinar Join us at http://fao.adobeconnect.com/copo_rda_igad/
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11
December
2019

Next IGAD Meeting Spring 2020

by Imma Subirats Coll

Dear all, We are currently organizing the next IGAD meeting to take place in late April/early May 2020 in a different location and time than the RDA Plenary. The meeting will be around 1 and 1/2 days in duration and will be organized in Rome or Washington, D.C. depending on your preferences. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below to give us a better idea of the IGAD community's travel preferences, who would be interested in giving a presentation, and if there are any specific topics that you would like to focus on.
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06
December
2019

RDA Plenary 15 Announcements - Registration and Calls for Co-located Events and Posters Now Open

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

RDA is excited to announce several important pieces of information related to RDA Plenary 15: Data for Real-World Impact, which will be held from 18-20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, MCEC (https://mcec.com.au/).
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03
December
2019

AgriSemantics

by Suchith Anand

12th International Conference on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Health Care and Life Sciences (SWAT4HCLS)  is taking place in Edinburgh, next week (Dec 9-12, 2019). It is a great opportunity for presenting and discussing novel ideas, experiences and issues in the application of semantic and web technologies in the biomedical domain at large. Details athttp://www.swat4ls.org
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28
November
2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

by Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

Dear Group members, The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC. Group session application form Joint meeting application form
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21
November
2019

IGAD webinar recording_Global long-term Experiments in Agriculture Network (GLTEN) Metadata Portal

by Karna Wegner

If you have missed the IGAD webinar "Global long-term Experiments in Agriculture Network (GLTEN) Metadata Portal" by Richard Ostler on the 20th of November, you can now watch the recording: http://aims.fao.org/capacity-development/webinars/rda-webinar-series-agr...
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