Opening up agricultural research and data: What does “open agriculture” mean for international development organizations?

Welcome to the third and final blog of this series. CABI recently hosted a webinar on Opening up agricultural research and data with a great panel of expert speakers who highlighted some of the many opportunities inherent in “open agriculture” (click here to view the webinar). In the first blog of the series, I looked…
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Opening up agricultural research and data: Considering “open agriculture” from the researchers’ point of view

Welcome to the second blog of this series. CABI recently hosted a webinar on Opening up agricultural research and data with a great panel of expert speakers who highlighted some of the many opportunities inherent in “open agriculture” (click here to view the webinar). In the first blog of the series, I looked at how…
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Opening up agricultural research and data: How do funders and the corporate sector see the potential of “open agriculture”?

We all know that the world’s growing population will need more and better food, from less farmable land, being produced by fewer farmers, in a far more volatile and changing climate. A more efficient and equitable agricultural system, in harmony with the environment, requires a step-change in how research is conducted and how its outputs and…
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Overcoming data sharing challenges: Lessons from OFRA

Between 2013 and 2017, CABI delivered a collaborative project, Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendations for Africa (OFRA). The project had a goal of improving the capacity of National Agricultural Research Institutions in developing fertilizer recommendations for efficient and profitable fertilizer use in 13 sub-Saharan African countries, within the framework of Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) practices under smallholder farming.
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