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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)

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One Billion is Hungry, Can we feed the world?

9 ways to engage youth in agriculture

In Uganda over 10 million people are aged between 15 and 24, the youngest population in the world. This age group according to the African Economic Outlooks is expected to double in number by 2045. Low profitability, poor security of land tenure, and high risks are just some of the reasons Africa’s youth are leaving rural areas to seek jobs in cities, a migration that could see Africa with a shortage of farmers in the future.

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