The IGAD Meeting was moving on the theme of the FAIR principles where as the RDA Meeting had a theme of from Data to Knowledge.
Since its inception in 2013, the Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) has grown in community strength to over 170 members, and is now one of the Research Data Alliance’s most prominent Thematic Groups. IGAD is a domain-oriented group working on all issues related to global agriculture data. It represents stakeholders involved in managing data for agricultural research and innovation, this includes those producing, aggregating and consuming data. IGAD also promotes good practices in research with regards to data sharing policies; data management plans; and data interoperability. Continue reading Reporting Back from IGAD/RDA Meeting that took place in Berlin From 19th to 23rd March 2018.
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)
Continue reading How wonderful was Linked Open Data Workshop
The agenda is about to be set. Priorities will be made and cut. We need your help to put food on the table for the world’s poor, before it’s too late.
Representatives from the G7 countries are meeting in Rome, Italy this Friday to discuss priorities for the G7 Summit in May. They could either take action, or forget their promise to end hunger by 2030.
Sign the petition telling world leaders to deliver on their promise to end hunger.
In 2015, world leaders from the G7 set the ambitious target of lifting 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030. In the same year, the G7 leaders (along with the rest of the world leaders) agreed to end all forms of malnutrition by 2030, for all people. But we are still waiting on them to fulfill their promise.
For every child that will die today from malnutrition and every person that will go to bed hungry tonight, we need leaders from the G7 to act urgently to make their commitments a reality.
Thousands of Global Citizens have already signed the petition to make food a priority at this year’s G7 Summit and now – with very little time left – we are asking for your support.
There’s not much time. Add your name to the petition NOW and ask world leaders to urgently deliver their promise.
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