The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative has published a Discussion Paper titled "How can we improve agriculture, food and nutrition with open data?"
The Discussion Paper provides basic information on open data and the impact that open data have in different contexts, such as enabling more informed and effective decision making, creating innovation and promoting transparency that transforms the way organisations work for the better. The Discussion Paper includes a number of use cases in which the use of open agri-food data has made an impact and improved the lives of million and aims to provide the mean for engaging agriculture and nutrition data-powered communities in discussions that will faciliate the sharing of data between data producers and consumers.
The Discussion Paper was jointly developed by the Open Data Institute (ODI) and the GODAN Secretariat, with valuable contributions from various stakekolders from the private and public sector, including agricultural research networks & initiatives, researchers, academia, open data experts, agri-food data producers and consumers and media and press. The official presentation of the paper took place on 28/5/2015 during the International Open Data Conference 2015, in Ottawa, Canada.
You can find more information about the GODAN Discussion Paper and download it from the ODI website.