Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) Meeting. Helsinki (Finland), 22 October 2019

On behalf of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD), we are pleased to invite you to the IGAD pre-conference meeting focusing on IGAD/RDA Recommendations: Implementing Good Practices in Agriculture, that will be held on 22nd October 2019, in Helsinki, Finland.

The event will take place during the RDA 14th Plenary - Data Makes the Difference, taking place from 23 to 25 October 2019.

One of IGAD’s main roles is to serve as a platform that leads to the creation of domain-specific Working Groups. To date, successful Working Groups (WGs) have been formed under IGAD, these are: Wheat Data Interoperability, Rice Data Interoperability, AgriSemantics and Capacity Development for Agricultural Data WGs. The groups play a key role in delivering RDA recommendations and good practices with regard to Agricultural Data Interoperability

For those interested in actively contributing with a short presentation (15 minutes), please send an e-mail to AIMS@fao.org with the title and brief abstract of your contribution before 25 July 2019. We invite contributions from people and organizations that have implemented IGAD/RDA recommendations in agricultural data projects and initiatives. Discussion can involve both policy and technical aspects. The conclusions will be shared at the RDA's 14th Plenary Meeting at the Agricultural Data Interest Group Session. 

If you would like to attend IGAD, whether or not you would like to present, please confirm your availability at AIMS@fao.org, so we can keep you informed about the agenda.

We would like to thank the University of Helsinki for their support in hosting the IGAD Pre-Meeting!

Looking forward to meeting you in Helsinki!

On behalf of the IGAD Co-chairs and the IGAD Task Force

Co-chairs of the Interest Group on Agriculture Data (IGAD), for the IGAD Task Force 2019

  • Imma Subirats Coll (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy)
  • Patricia Rocha Bello Bertin (EMBRAPA, Brazil)
  • Cynthia Parr (National Agricultural Library. USDA Agricultural Research Service, US)

IGAD Task Force 2019

  • Leanne Wiseman (Griffith Law School, Griffith University, Australia) 
  • Taina E. Pihlajarinne (Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland)