Kenya hosts successful agriculture & nutrition data conference

Kenya successfully hosted the Ministerial Global Open Data on Agriculture and Nutrition (Godan) which was held alongside the 4th Agritec Africa International Exhibition (Agritec) in Nairobi on June 14-16, 2017.

The high-level meeting underlined the need to make agricultural and nutritional data available, accessible, usable and unrestricted in order to facilitate planning in agriculture. This, they noted, will increase opportunities of data-driven agricultural growth for posterity.

Delegates in the conference which was hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries, included several Agriculture Ministers from Africa, Executive Director of Godan Andre Laperriere, President of the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Dr. Agnes Kalibata, academicians, researchers and private sector entrepreneurs.