Nairobi is set to host a high profile agri-conference,convening business leaders and governments from the G77, including 100 Agriculture Ministers from 14th – 16th June at Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi .
The conference is the largest event held in the world to bring together the Global South for the singular and unified cause of technologically and scientifically revolutionising agriculture through sharing of vital data which are currently hidden or inaccessible.
In attendance will be ministers for Agriculture from 100 countries, private sector, academia,civil society, youth organisations, research networks and development practitioners, the United Nations and multilateral institutions especially the African Development Bank (AfDB), UN Economic Commissions for Africa, Asia and Latin America, the African Union Commission, Africa’s Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and international organizations.
Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) initiative, launched in 2013 with the support of the UK and US governments and the UN, to propagate for open data in agriculture and nutrition to scientifically combat world hunger and food security, will be co-hosting the event with the Government of Kenya.
The conference also coincides with the launch of GODAN’s initiative the Agriculture Open Data Package (AgPack.info) which 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 policy makers and other stakeholders in the agriculture sector or open data should focus on, in order to address food security challenges.