Talking Agriculture Data Interoperability at ICTforAg 2018

June 11, 2018 Agriculture
Emily Fung
News/Events

Recently, we shared a post on how we’re driving progress towards inclusive agriculture data use by strengthening agriculture data interoperability through FHI360’s Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project. If you’re interested in finding out more, join us on June 14th at the 2018 ICTforAg conference in Washington, D.C. We’re looking forward to connecting with you and with other thought leaders powering ICT solutions for smallholder farmers and rural communities.

At the conference, we’ll be sharing recent innovations in the agriculture space, including a lightning talk about insights gained from mSTAR. How can we tackle the challenge of data sharing, accessibility, and use in Cambodia and Nepal? What do Feed the Future data producers and users need, and which data structure and storage solutions could address those needs?

Additionally, we will also provide one-on-one demonstrations at our Demo Table. If you’re joining the community of 300+ in the agriculture, technology, and international development space at ICTforAg, here’s where you’ll find us on the conference agenda:

Lightning Talk: Can Nepal and Cambodia Really Have Common Ag Data Standards? 

We’ll zero in on how two very different countries are working towards data interoperability standards, sharing common agriculture data structures, and utilizing existing data storage tools for Feed the Future reporting. (10:00 – 10:30 AM)

Vendor Demonstration Tables

Stop by for a chat with us about mSTAR, our Results Data Initiative work in improving agriculture data use in Malawi, our Gates-funded scoping study on a Fertilizer Dashboard Program for Africa, and work on the Initiative for Open Ag Funding (OpenAg). Our Demo Table will be located in the conference break area, and will be accessible all day long. You can even stop by during the Happy Hour reception in the evening. (All day long!)

Conference Reception & Hands-On Demos

Join over 300 of your peers in agriculture, technology, and development at a very special reception. We will be celebrating ICTforAg with hands-on demos of cool technology, drink in hand. If you’ve been busy with breakout sessions and haven’t done so earlier in the day, stop by the DG demo table during the reception! (5:30 – 7:00 PM)

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Unable to attend ICTforAg 2018? Follow along on Twitter with @DGateway and #ICTforAg to keep up with the action. Or if you have any questions on the session and would like to receive more information or products, please email mSTAR_Project@fhi360.org

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