Yesterday, we launched the Visualizing Insights for African Agriculture (VIFAA) Dashboard in Kenya. Tracking information from fertilizer price to consumption, the new dashboard makes Kenya’s fertilizer data easier to access, use, and share for national and county level decision making.
Below, Grace Chilande of AFO and IFDC explains why the VIFAA dashboard is needed and how it will be used.
We are proud to have launched the VIFAA dashboard in partnership with Africafertilizer.org (AFO), the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), the Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, county governments, numerous private sector companies, and development partners.
As we review our strategy, we plan to share here much of what we’ve learned through programming in more than a dozen countries – from our work and from our excellent partners – about the state of data in agriculture, tobacco control, open contracting, and the extractive industries. For each theme, we’ll explore who are the key data users, the decisions they make, the most important data gaps, and the crucial risks of data (mis)use. Here we share previews from some of our flagship programs.
DG and the Government of Nyandarua County have signed an MOU to create an Open Contracting Portal. This portal will track the Government of Nyandarua’s procurement process, make key data publicly available, and use analytics dashboards in order to learn from ongoing data trends.