Invitation to the INTEREST GROUP in AGRICULTURAL DATA (IGAD) Pre-Meeting P11

Dear Participant !

On behalf of the Research Data Alliance - INTEREST GROUP ON AGRICULTURAL DATA (IGAD), we are pleased to invite you to the IGAD Pre-conference meeting that will be held on March 19-20, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. 
The event will take place before the 11th RDA Plenary Meeting, March 21-23, 2018.


... on March 19 will be dedicated to the theme “The FAIR principles to all elements of the research process in agricultural sciences and related disciplines” together with the reporting of the Working Groups related to IGAD about activities undertaken during the last six months. 

You can be an active part of the meeting by:

  • attending and participating, but also by
  • delivering a short presentation (10’) in relation to the FAIR principles in the agricultural domain and their implementation in your organization and/or network(s).

If you are interested, please send the Title and a Short abstract at [email protected]
before the 15th of January 2018


... on March 20 will be dedicated to the Working Groups already associated to IGAD : 

1. Wheat Data Interoperability Working Group

4. On-Farm Data Sharing Working Group

2. Rice Data Interoperability Working Group

5. Metrics and Indicators in Agricultural Sciences BoF

3. Agrisemantics Working Group

6. Capacity Development 
(under evaluation)

Please let us know before the 15th of January 2018 - which of the Working Groups above you would like to join.

We warmly welcome your contribution and involvement in this IGAD Pre-meeting !

Online version of the invitation (this document remains updated).

We are looking forward to meeting you in Berlin,

Co-chairs of the Interest Group on Agriculture Data (IGAD) Research Data Alliance (RDA)

  • Esther Dzale-Yeumo (INRA, France)
  • Armando Stellato (University of Tor Vergata, Italy)
  • Patricia Rocha Bello Bertin (EMBRAPA, Brazil)
  • Imma Subirats Coll (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy)


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