Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition Online Course

This online course aims to strengthen the capacity of data producers and data consumers to manage and use open data in agriculture and nutrition. One of the main learning objectives is for the course to be used widely within agricultural and nutrition knowledge networks, in different institutions. The course also aims to raise awareness of different types of data formats and uses, and to highlight how important it is for data to be reliable, accessible and transparent.

This online course was the result of a collaboration between GODAN Action partners, including Wageningen Environmental Research, AgroKnow, AidData, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the Land Portal, the Open Data Institute (ODI) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA). 

The course was provided in English and lasts for four weeks. It consisted of five units as follows including 18 lessons. Participants were expected to spend eight hours weekly on average to complete readings and engage in activities such as online tutorials and webinars.

  • Unit 1: Open Data Principles
  • Unit 2: Using Open Data
  • Unit 3: Making Data Open
  • Unit 4: Sharing Open Data
  • Unit 5: Intellectual Property and Copyright