Invitation to BOF Meeting on 23 March - Room C03

21 Mar 2018

Dear Friends,
You are invited to join the BOF meeting on "Digital Extension Advisory
Services: Towards a Data Driven Disruption" scheduled during the 11th
Plenary of RDA. Imma has kindly agreed to facilitate the session along with
me.
Venue: Room C03
Date: 23 March
Time: 9.00-10.30 am
Future Extension and Advisory Services (EAS) across the globe need to
innovate and strategize the use of disruptive technologies such as
mobile/cloud computing, Internet of Things, location-based social networks
etc. Use of digital technologies in rural advisories has been documented
well in past two decades, but there has been no cross learning between
organizations, extension organizations, value chain stakeholders and
farmers. Digital disruption is happening across the industries (with an
exception to agriculture!) bringing significant values to individuals and
organizations. We are spotting disruptive trends in commerce, health,
hotel, governance, banking industries, but seldom tried to relate to rural
advisories and agricultural development.
Meeting objectives
1. To create platform for the professionals involved in research, extension
, advisory and agricultural value chain to discuss, share and harness data
driven disruptive innovations in extension advisory systems
2. To explore the possibility of integrating research data with extension
data systems and the issues pertaining
3. To document the data driven efforts of blockchain, big data, IOT, mobile
and cloud computing in extension advisory systems
Your participation will make a difference in this exciting endeavor. Please
do join us in the meeting.
Hope to see you there!
Thank you Imma and Andre.
Best regards
Shaik
Quick link
https://rd-alliance.org/digital-extension-advisory-services-towards-data...
- Show quoted text -On Mar 12, 2018 11:28 AM, "subirats" <***@***.***> wrote:
Dear all,
Additionally I would like to express our gratitude for the support that
IGAD and WGs have received from the Global Open Data for Agriculture and
Nutrition (GODAN ), the French National Institute
for Agricultural Research (INRA) and Food and Agriculture Organization
(FAO) of the United Nations to organize these series of events!
Best regards,
Imma
*From:* imma.subirats=***@***.***-groups.org [mailto:imma.subirats=fao.org@
rda-groups.org] *On Behalf Of *subirats
*Sent:* 12 March 2018 11:10
*To:* Agricultural Data Interest Group (IGAD) <***@***.***-gro
ups.org>; Wheat Data Interoperability WG <***@***.***-groups.org>;
Agrisemantics WG <***@***.***-groups.org>; Rice Data
Interoperability WG <***@***.***-groups.org>; On-Farm Data Sharing
(OFDS) WG <***@***.***-groups.org>; Fisheries Data
Interoperability WG <***@***.***-groups.org>; Metrics and Indicators in
Agricultural Sciences <***@***.***-groups.org>
*Subject:* [rda-agrdatainterop-ig][rda-wdinterop-wg][rda-agrisemantics-
wg][rda-rice-wg][on-farm-data-sharing-wg][fdiwg][metrics-indicators-agriculture]
Activities during the RDA P11 (Berlin, Germany) - Don;t miss the
opportunity to join!
Dear colleagues,
This is just a reminder about all the activities that IGAD will undertake
next week during the RDA P11 in Berlin.
*1.- *We will start on Monday with the *IGAD/RDA Pre-meeting* at the
*Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
in Chausseestraße 111*. March 19 will be dedicated to the theme “the FAIR
principles to all elements of the research process in agricultural sciences
and related disciplines” with a keynote *FAIR: Establishing of a social and
technological infrastructure for data discovery and reuse* by Dr. Michel
Dumontier (Distinguished Professor of Data Science at the Maastricht
University, Netherlands) and a series of presentations dedicated to the
FAIR principles in relation to Institutional Use Cases, Semantics and Data
Models and Implementation in Research Infrastructures.
March 20 will be dedicated to the working groups associated to IGAD, as
follows:
1. Agrisemantics Working Group
2. On-Farm Data Sharing Working Group
3. Metrics and Indicators in Agricultural Sciences BoF
4. Capacity Development Working Group
5. Wheat and Rice Data Interoperability Working Groups
There is still room if you haven't register, remember that there is *no
registration fee*, but advanced *registration* for the conference is
required! Write to us at ***@***.***
<***@***.***?subject=IGAD%20Pre-meeting%20-%20Last%20minute%20registration>
You can find more details about the meeting at the Agenda
and
also information about How to get to the venue

.
*2.-* On Wednesday 21 from 16:30 to 18:00 , IGAD will deliver a breakout
session during the RDA P11, to report about the results of the IGAD/RDA
Pre-Meeting
.
After a short report of the WGs, IGAD has organized a panel session on *FAIR
principles to all elements of the research process in agricultural sciences
and related disciplines *with the following panellists Medha Devare (CGIAR,
France), Paul Kasoma (Youths in Technology and Development Uganda), Cynthia
Parr (National Agricultural Library, United States), Ashok K. Patra (Indian
Institute of Soil Science, India) and Leanne Wiseman (Griffith University,
Australia).
You will find more detailed information at Agenda

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*3.- *On Wednesday 21 from 16:30 to 18:00 (at the same time!), IGAD has
been invited to participate at the panel session on* BoF Connecting the
pieces: coordinating communities and combining recommendations* to explore the
experiences, lessons learned, and future plans of four groups within RDA
working to coordinate interdisciplinary work and combine multiple RDA
Recommendations into working systems and functional infrastructure. This as
a contribution to larger strategic discussions about how RDA can fully
scale and truly create a global data infrastructure.The four groups
involved in this session are as follows 1.) Agriculture IG (IGAD), 2.) A
new Earth and space sciences-oriented adoption project led by the American
Geophysical Union, which is working to implement multiple RDA (and related)
recommendations across publishers, repositories, and infrastructure
providers to improve scholarly communication. This involves multiple RDA
groups, but especially the data publishing and related IGs. 3.) the
“Cross-Continental Collection Access & Management Pilot (C2CAMP)” is an
international consortium of scientific data communities working together to
build a pilot global Digital Object virtualization layer that brings
together core RDA components and processes related to the Data Fabric IG
and 4.) the Disciplinary Collaboration Framework IG is trying to coordinate
disciplinary activity within RDA and articulate a clear and consistent
narrative on how they expect cross-cutting RDA groups to prioritize their
work.
You will find more information at BoF Connecting the pieces: coordinating
communities and combining recommendations

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4.- On Thursday 22 from 11:00 to 12:30, the WG Agricsemantics has organized
a working session on Agrisemantics: Towards Recommendations for the Future
of Agriculture e-Infrastructures. The objectives of the meeting are to
present and discuss analysis of use cases and requirements for final output
of group and to plan final phase of group activity. Just as a reminder
the RDA Agrisemantics WG aims at serving as a community-driven initiative
to advance on a shared view on the role of semantics for data sharing and
interoperability, especially for data related to agriculture.
You will find more information at WG Agrisemantics

*5.*- On Thursday 22 from 15:30 to 17:00, IGAD has organized a session with
the GODAN Action Project on *Supporting effective engagement with research
& open data in the agriculture and nutrition. Lessons from IGAD & GODAN
Action*. Two short presentations dedicated to the experiences in the
context of RDA/IGAD and GODAN Action, will be followed by a panel session
composed by Suchit Anand, Global OPen Data iN Agriculture and Nutrition
(GODAN), Chipo Msengezi, Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural
Cooperation (CTA), Alan Stanley (Institute of Development Studies, IDS) and
Boniface O Akuku (Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization).
You will find more information at Supporting effective engagement with
research & open data in the agriculture and nutrition. Lessons from IGAD &
GODAN Action

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*6.- *On Friday 23 from 11:00 to 12:30, IGAD has organized a J*oint meeting
with IG Agricultural Data (IGAD), IG Data Discovery Paradigms, IG ELIXIR
Bridging Force, WG BioSharing Registry, IG Repository Platforms for
Research Data *on implementing the FAIR Principles in the agricultural
domain (Remote Access Instructions)
.
The aim of this joint session is to discuss practical questions such as:
- What does it mean to make data FAIR?
- What tools and methods?
- What incentives?
- Success stories?
- What have other IG/WGs produced to date that address FAIR?
You will find more information at Joint meeting: IG Agricultural Data
(IGAD), IG Data Discovery Paradigms, IG ELIXIR Bridging Force, WG
BioSharing Registry, IG Repository Platforms for Research Data

We hope that you will enjoy the discussion in all these sessions! Your
feedback will be important!
Wir sehen uns in Berlin !!
Imma Subirats
On behalf of the IGAD co-chairs
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