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Addressing agricultural data ethics, agrisemantics and AI

13 FEB 2024

Collaborative session notes

Group(s) submitting the application: 

IGAD Community of Practice

Meeting objectives: 

Increase awareness of IGAD Community of Practice, recruit participants and get input on workplan for a new Working Group on the Ethics in Agricultural Data, and decide if there is interest in any other new working groups, such as how to support the use of Agrisemantics in AI systems.

Meeting agenda: 

Introduction (5 min) 

Updates from the communities (5 minutes)

Ethics in Agricultural Research Data working group update (20 minutes) Alan Moss (USDA ARS)

Agrisemantics for Artificial Intelligence (60 minutes) 

Target Audience: 

Experts and interested individuals on: agricultural data and semantics, ethics, artificial intelligence.

Group chair serving as contact person: 

Cynthia Parr

Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

IGAD is a domain-oriented interest group working on all issues related to food and agricultural data. It represents stakeholders in managing data for food and agricultural research and innovation, including producing, aggregating and consuming data.

Beyond this, IGAD promotes good practices and RDA Recommendations in the research domain, including data sharing policies, data management plans, and data interoperability. As a forum for sharing experiences and providing visibility to research and work in food and agricultural data, IGAD has become a space for networking and blending ideas related to data management and interoperability. It also provides fertile ground to reach out and promote projects among other international organizations and institutions working in food and agricultural research and innovation.

Short Group Status: 

Established as Interest Group in 2013, transitioned to Community of Practice in late 2021.

Type of Meeting: 

Working meeting

Avoid conflict with the following group (1): 

Agrisemantics WG

Avoid conflict with the following group (2): 

Ethics and Social Aspects of Data IG

Meeting presenters: 


Contact for group (email):

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Are you willing to host a second, repeat, session at a different time zone?: 


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