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#AskAg Twitter Chat Recap: Empowering Smallholder Farmers with Open Agricultural Data

Expert Ed Dowding saying hello to the #AskAg Twitter Chat community

At this month's #AskAg Twitter Chat, the Agrilinks team welcomed four experts from the open data world. Experts from USAID Bureau for Food Security, U.K. Department for International Development, FoodTrade, and the Feed the Future Innovation Labs for Collaborative Research Digest Project shared their insights and expertise with our Twitter audience.

Experts in the open data and development communities discussed ways the open data movement could change the face of agriculture and food security. Throughout the chat, the Twitter audience shared resources, platforms, innovations, and current projects that are using open data to further their agendas. Please read below to access all the great resources that were shared throughout the chat, and don't forget to read the synthesized Twitter Chat Storify below.

The #AskAg Chat explored the following questions:

  1. How is the open data movement changing agricultural development?
  2. What are some of the challenges to bringing data to farmers? How do you encourage use?
  3. What open data is needed? If smallholder farmers knew _____ then they could _____?
  4. What are your organizations key activities and targets?
  5. What resources/apps/portals exist for farmers and others to access #OpenAgData?
  6. What research/concepts/implementations are you most excited by? How do you plan to apply open ag data over the coming year?

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