Open Agriculture Foundation: Why it does what it does
Open Agriculture Foundation (OpenAg) - founded in 2015 by Caleb Harper as an initiative of the MIT Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - is an open-source community of more than 2,000 members working towards building an ecosystem that spans research, non-profit, and commercial ventures. OpenAg aims to:
Provide agriculture and food systems with new technological insights to help accelerate efforts in transition to smarter, healthier, more engaging, and more inventive food;
Bring together/connect partners from academia, students, philanthropic organizations, and industry to support the use and accessibility of Food Computers in education;
Help educators to foster high-impact, transformational experiences.
To propel open source research using MIT Media Lab Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAgTM) Food Computers TM devices, OpenAg decided to run its application back end and data analytics on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) which has already:
Empowered educators and citizens to grow food with better yield, flavour, and nutrient density;
Helped the community create the Open Phenome, an open-source digital library of Climate Recipes (designed to maximize desirable plant traits by correlating plant responses to environmental variables), which Food Computers run to control their environment;
Revealed insights into climate, genetics, and other variables with data analytics.
For its data analytics project, the Open Ag has focused on integrating its Food Computers using Google Cloud IoT core and translating that information into publicly available structured data with Google BigQuery. Full datasets will be given to science and academic communities, according to Google.
For more information on Google Open Agriculture Foundation, visit the source.
OpenAg is on a mission to create more farmers for the future of food production. To this end, OpenAg is developing the open source hardware and software platforms for sensor-controlled hydroponic and aeroponic agriculture systems. You can contribute!
UPCOMING : TAKE ACTION NOW !
- International Data Week 5-8 November 2018 (Gaborone, Botswana, Africa) - Registration Open!
- Invitation to the Interest Group in Agricultural Data (IGAD) RDA Pre-Meeting P12 (5-6 November, 2018, Gaborone, Botswana, Africa)
- Apply for the CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science. Deadline: 30 September 2018
- Ready for Open Access Week? 22-28 October 2018, Globally!
- Register to B·Debate: Open Science: from values to practice. Building a roadmap for transformative change (4-5 October, Barcelona)
- CALL FOR PROPOSALS: BLOCKCHAIN USE CASES IN AGRICULTURE. CALL FOR PROPOSALS - DEADLINE MONDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2018
Data & Agriculture : Dive deeper :
- The OpenAg Ecosystem Expands -Research, Non-Profit, Ventures
- Open Agriculture Foundation Chapters Community
- Open AG Data Alliance
- Google Street View to start mapping air pollution (data will be publicly available on Google BigQuery)
- Soon Machine Learning Algorithms Will Accurately Determine Produce Yield For Farmers
- Data Interoperability using standards : RDA IGAD Wheat Community use case
- Agriculture Open Data Package (Open Data Charter)
- DATA-DRIVEN AGRICULTURE (Recorded Webinars; GFAR / CTA / GODAN)
- Incorporating FAIR Data Principles in Agricultural Research Management Information System (ARMIS) database in Bangladesh
- Tracking poverty and hunger through DIGITAL INNOVATION (FAO, 2018)
- Emerging Opportunities for the Application of Blockchain in the Agri-food industry (FAO & ICTSD, 2018)
- ICT Update focuses on Blockchain applications for Agriculture
- A free open-source module for CKAN integration in DSpace
- GroBot: an open-source model for controlled environment agriculture, Thesis, E. Feshbach, MIT, 2015
- An open source controlled environment agriculture platform: exploration of root zone temperature effects and thermal management, Thesis, C. Richman, MIT, 2015
- Thematic harvesting of agricultural resources from generic repositories, by Devika P.Madalli, in Information Processing in Agriculture, Volume 2, Issue 2, September 2015
- Precision Agriculture: Boosting Productivity with Big Data. How the UK Farming Industry Leverages Data Analytics to Modernise Agriculture?
- Big Data: unlocking the future for Agriculture
- The Roadmap for a pan-European e-Infrastructure for Open Science in Agri-Food Sciences mentions initiatives in support of agricultural data sharing & handling
AIMS.FAO.ORG is looking forward towards creating awareness of the work done in Open Access, Open Data, Open Science through dialogue, capacity development, collaboration and diversity, - in this way science can be advanced much faster, addressing the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
And, thanks again for your interest !