Preliminary Results: Agricultural Sector Package Consultation

Preliminary Results: Agricultural Sector Package Consultation

The results are in! Thank you to all of those who participated in the consultation for the Agricultural Sector Package.

The top 5 data categories selected were Geospatial Base, Meteorological, Market and Price, Agronomic and Research data by 80%, 72%, 64%, 56% and 52% of respondents respectively.

Geographic distribution of respondents.

Geographic distribution of respondents.

 

The majority of the 25 respondents agreed with the identified main challenges (sustainably increasing agricultural productivity, creating more resilient food production systems and more accessible, equitable markets) for agriculture and that this was the right area to focus the resource on.  Additionally, it was expressed that there should be special attention given to data generation and the role of data in supporting the process of moving from the informal to formal economies.

Majority of respondents agreed that the main selection criteria for datasets are appropriate.  They highlighted concerns surrounding data at the grassroots level, and developing impact measurements accounting for feedback mechanisms.  

All respondents agreed that the focus for selecting key data sets is appropriate and majority agreed that using an impact evaluation matrix is an appropriate, inclusive approach.  In addition to the proposed selection criteria of actionable data sets some suggestions from respondents were incorporating the 5 star deployment scheme for open data by Tim Berners-Lee, placing the focus from what we have to what we want, and developing a framework for collecting and testing data integrity.

Lastly, one respondent highlighted the importance of sharing indirect but relevant data to help identify possible connections as well as potentially developing a ‘data wishlist’ to facilitate contributions and the evolution of open data.  

With all of this in mind we are excited to move on to the next round of feedback at the GODAN Summit.

This post originally appeared on the GODAN website.

Image credit: Jen-Hao Kuo, CC BY-SA 2.0