Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition
GODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security. It is a rapidly growing group, currently with over 374 partners from national governments, non-governmental, international and private sector organisations that have committed to a joint Statement of Purpose.
The initiative focuses on building high-level support among governments, policymakers, international organizations and business. GODAN promotes collaboration to harness the growing volume of data generated by new technologies to solve long-standing problems and to benefit farmers and the health of consumers. We encourage collaboration and cooperation between stakeholders in the sector.
Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
1) The 2016 Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Summit program, call(s) to action, and announcements/deliverables will support implementation and/or monitoring and evaluation of SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.
2) The GODAN Secretariat will provide 50% of one full-time position to the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data's Secretariat in 2016.
3) GODAN will assist in the coordination and management of agriculture and nutrition initiatives/components of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the United Nations World Data Forum 2017 resulting in economies of scale/scope behind call(s) to action, and announcements/deliverables for announcement at the United Nations General Assembly 2016.