I currently work for the Statistics Department of FAO (in the FAO Data Lab) and for the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR), and I'm an ambassador of the GODAN initiative. In recent years I also collaborated with CTA and the World Bank on agricultural data policy issues. Previously, I represented FAO and GFAR in EC-funded projects on data infrastructures (agINFRABig Data Europe), managed open data platforms in coordination with other global and regional actors and more recently dedicated a significant part of my work to the planning and convening of workshops and webinars on the issue of farmers' data rights and farmer-centric digital agriculture.

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The second GFAR Collective Action has started! The new Action is on "Inclusive Digital Transformation of Agriculture" and the first "chapter" is in Latin America and the Caribbean, led by the Forum of the Americas for Agricultural Research and Technology Development (FORAGRO) and in partnership with the Confederation of Family Producers Organizations of the Expanded Mercosur (COPROFAM), the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative, and the AgGateway consortium of digital agriculture solution providers. The Partners in this Collective Action recognize that the key...
It was a lot of fun to participate in this episode of the KnowFOOD series coordinated by the IC-FOODS team at UC Davis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcK-hZmTkW4.  We discussed the status of the semantic web of food with Medha Devare from CGIAR, Rob Trice from The Mixing Bowl and our hosts Matthew Lange and Courtney Riggle.
Very glad to have participated in the GODAN webinar on data ethics in the agricultural value chain on 11 December 2020, telling more about the Agricultural Data Codes of Conduct Toolkit and GODAN's work on Data Ethics. I gave the perspective of GFAR, with which we're moving towards a Collective Action on Farmer-driven Digital Agriculture - where data ethics plays a very important role - now being defined together with FORAGRO, WFO and GODAN. Watch the webinar here.
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