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Global Open Data For Agriculture And Nutrition Consortium Working To Utilize Data To Reach Zero Hunger Goal

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Hidden data: the new weapon that could beat hunger
“…Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), a consortium of 340 organizations from international farming research groups to universities and agribusiness giants, will meet in New York on Thursday and Friday to discuss progress on their ‘open data revolution to zero hunger.’ By making public information already being gathered from satellites, fields, and villages, GODAN aims to spur innovation — from cheaper crop insurance to farm weather apps — to feed more of the estimated 800 million people who go hungry each day…” (Goering, 9/13).

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