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How wonderful was Linked Open Data Workshop

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The Linked Open Data Workshop in Berlin Germany on 27th to 28th September 2017 was attended by a number of delegates, representatives of different Organisations, academicians, students, policy makers and many others.

The workshop was set out to build participants understanding of combining the technology of globally linked data with the philosophy of free access to information to support the global food security as well as promoting economic and social benefits within  agriculture and nutrition sectors.

The goals of this workshop were to;

  • Determine data demand and supply
  •  Exchange failure and success stories
  •  Discuss on applications and usage (potential and realized)
  •  Develop options for further actions (political and technical)

This was a two-day professional workshop targeting at an international audience with impulse lectures by experts and discussion sessions. Both days included a two-track program with parallel sessions. One track was about policy implementation, focusing on the country and organization level, e.g. data ownership and data rights, investment in information, while the other track covered the cutting edge technology such as new applications and services.

The main purpose of this workshop was to promote the application of technology in the agricultural sector and to initiate the development of platforms for international research cooperation.

The workshop segments included Research data sharing, Data Visualization, Navigation and search, Data Availability and security, Vocabularies, classifications and thesauri, Data models, Earth observation and remote sensing, Open Geo data, Applications in livestock farming, Supply and chain traceability, Monitoring and documentation.

KTBL organized this event in close collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the Global Open Data Initiative (GODAN) and the Federal Institute for Agriculture and Food (BLE).

 

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#ProjectOne: 52 Kuroilers project by Yitedev-Uganda and Kirucodo

Innovative agri-businesses can play important roles in improving the livelihoods of youths in Uganda. For example, through directly providing them (access to) tools to increase their production in quality or quantity, to extend harvest shelf life or to add value through processing the agricultural produce or more indirectly, through increasing the demand for their produce, connecting them to markets or improving their enabling environment with supporting services.

YITUg a non-profit making organization currently majoring in ICT designs like: website, database, hardware design, promoting and equipping primary/secondary students and teachers ICT skills involving computer training.  These projects are headed by Mr. Stephen kalyesubula a student at Makerere University majoring in Embedded Systems and Mr. Paul Kasoma a student at Muteesa 1 University majoring in ICT with the help of Mr. Kibaya Robert the director of KIRUCODO.

KIRUCODO currently acting as our donor availed 52 Croilers this month to YITUg, this project is meant to benefit rural areas. Continue reading #ProjectOne: 52 Kuroilers project by Yitedev-Uganda and Kirucodo