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The G-8 is inviting innovators to apply to present ideas that demonstrate how open data can be unleashed to increase food security at the G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture on April 29-30, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
The G-8 conference will convene policy makers, thought leaders, food security stakeholders, and data experts to discuss the role of public, agriculturally-relevant data in increasing food security and to build a strategy to spur innovation by making agriculture data more accessible. As part of the conference, selected applicants will be invited to showcase innovative uses of open data for food security in either a Lightning Presentation (a 3-5 minute, image-rich presentation on the first day of the conference) or in the Exhibit Hall (an image-rich exhibit on display throughout the two-day conference).
Presentations should inspire others to share their data or imagine how open data could be used to increase food security. Presentations may include existing, new, or proposed applications of open data to improve food security and should meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Demonstrate the impact of open data on food security;
- Demonstrate the impact of access to agriculturally-relevant data on developed and/or developing countries; and/or
- Demonstrate the impact of bringing multiple sources of agriculturally-relevant public and/or private open data together
At last year’s G-8 Summit in Washington D.C., leaders committed to the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition—including an agreement to “[s]hare relevant agricultural data available from G-8 countries with African partners and convene an international conference on Open Data for Agriculture, to develop options for the establishment of a global platform to make reliable agricultural and related information available to African farmers, researchers and policymakers, taking into account existing agricultural data systems.”
For more information on the conference and to submit your application, please visit the conference website or emailG8AGOPENDATA@osec.usda.gov