Section 1: Open Data for Agriculture & Policy

Open Data for Agriculture & Policy

In this section we introduce the challenge of achieving food security through sustainable agriculture and explain how open data can help shape solutions by enabling more efficient and effective decision-making at multiple levels across the agricultural value chain, fostering innovation via new services and applications, and driving organisational change through transparency.

We enlighten the different roles a government can play in this development and provide 6 policy perspectives at the end of the section to demonstrate how open data can be used by governments to support its food security policy and the agricultural sector as a whole, putting emphasis on the role of the government as data publisher.