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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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.
At the IAMO Forum 2020
We had a lively discussion during the panel session on "Future of digitalization in food value chains" at the IAMO Forum 2020 on 26 June 2020. After a keynote speech by Maximo Torero, we discussed challenges and approaches with Vladimir Crnojević, Engel Hessel, Linda Kleemann and Stig Tanzmann, facilitated by Jens-Peter Loy.
Together with experts who participated in the Bonn workshop in July 2018 and in the Darmstadt meeting in July 2019, we prepared a "Review of codes of conduct, voluntary guidelines and principles relevant for farm data sharing" that was published by CTA in January 2020 in collaboration with GODAN, GFAR, KTBL and Griffith University. Data in agricultural value chains is currently governed through private data contracts or licensing agreements, which are normally very complex and on which data producers have very little negotiating power. Codes of conduct have started to emerge to fill the...
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