Government Open-Up Guide for Agriculture

The Government Open-Up Guide for Agriculture is a guide for governments to identify and publish the relevant data sets in support of the e-Agricultural Transformation. Governments around the world poses many datasets that are relevant for the agricultural sector and would catalyze sustainable agricultural production in support of the second Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger (SDG2) if they published this data as open data on the web.

The Government Open-Up Guide for Agriculture provides answers to the following questions:

  1. Why is open data important to realize SDG2? What should be the role of governments in regards publishing open data for agriculture?
  2. What data is needed to catalyze sustainable agricultural production in support of SDG2?
  3. How to create and implement an open data strategy to realize impact with data on SDG2?

Go to ‘Governments in Action,’ to find visions, use cases and other examples of governments putting open data into action supporting their agricultural sector and SDG2.

The Government Open-Up Guide for Agriculture was created for the following audiences:

Policy Advisors who need to:

  • Inform their decision makers on open data and agriculture.
  • Understand how open data can make a difference for the agricultural sector and food security.
  • Start developing an open data strategy for agricultural transformation in their country or region.

Civil Society who need to:

  • Address the importance of open data to their government and other relevant stakeholders
  • Lobby their government to release specific data sets to support agricultural development

General Public who want to:

  • Learn about open data and agriculture and the (potential) role of governments within.

Agriculture Open Data Package (Beta Version)

The Agriculture Open Data Package has been designed to help governments get to impact with open data in the agriculture sector. This practical resource provides key policy areas, key data categories, examples datasets, relevant interoperability initiatives, and use cases that policymakers and other stakeholders in the agriculture sector or open data should focus on, in order to address food security challenges.
A briefing by GODAN on the package, ‘Introducing the Agriculture Open Data Package‘, provides an introduction to the Package – its objectives, scope and content.