Photo Courtesy of Haile Beliyou, IFPRI

Open Data is a hot topic in agricultural development–so hot that G8 leaders are holding an International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture on April 29 and 30. The following day, May 1, IFPRI will share its own wealth of Open Data at "D8".

The event will feature 8 speakers, each ready with a five-minute ignite presentation to stimulate awareness, thought and action on Open Data. Learn about IFPRI’s Open Data for Agriculture, what’s available, who’s using it, how they’re using it, and how you can access it.



The 8:

Neil Fantom, World Bank, Development Data Group

Johannes Keizer, FAO, Information Systems Officer

Kathleen Flaherty, IFPRI, Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI)

Daniel Mason-D'Croz, IFPRI, International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT)

Jose Funes, IFPRI, ArabSpatial

Melanie Bacou, IFPRI, HarvestChoice

Indira Yerramareddy, IFPRI, Dataverse

Soonho Kim, IFPRI, Food Security Portal


HarvestChoice, 2013. "D8 Open Data for Agriculture: G8 Side Event at IFPRI." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at

Apr 22, 2013