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Newly Available Map Compositions for Africa Resulting from Open Spring INSPIRE Hackathon 2021

SmartAfriHub offers a set of map compositions divided into various thematic groups. Feel free to explore them and extend them with your own layers!

Earth Observation

This map composition serves farms, individual farmers and the professional public to better understand the current state and development of vegetation in the field.

 

Open Land Use

Open Land Use is a composite map showing the land cover for the whole Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania.

Pan-African Dataset

The Pan_African dataset includes selected data from RCMRD, FAO and Rural Attractiveness for Africa.

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GODAN Webinar – The Role of Codes of Conduct in Smart Farming and FAIR Data Sharing

 

With the increase of big data in smart farming, it is more essential than ever to focus on the ethical and legal aspects of data governance (access, control, consent) and practices. This will provide valuable insights into how data is being collected and used, and for what purposes, how to bridge the digital divide, and how to create transparency in order to build trust between stakeholders.

To ensure that the benefits of the digital revolution in agriculture reach everyone involved, especially farmers, there is a need to identify sustainable ways to support data sharing among various stakeholders. Codes of conduct, voluntary guidelines, and principles on how to transparently govern farm data constitute an important first step to put some of the basic issues such as data ownership, data rights, data privacy, data security into an ethical framework and engage all stakeholders involved especially farmers.

In this Webinar an “ideal” code of conduct should look like from a general perspective, attempting to balance, if possible, the interests of all actors involved, focusing specifically on the farmers’ perspective and needs were discussed.

This webinar is also an excellent complement to Challenge 9 of the Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon!

Moderated by: Foteini Zampati, Data Rights Research Specialist, GODAN Secretariat.

Panelists:

Alice Namuli Blazevic is a tech lawyer and partner Tech & Innovation at Katende, Ssempebwa & Co Advocates. She is an award winning lawyer, international speaker and author. Alice specializes in Technology and the law with a keen interest in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Crypto currencies, Cyberlaw and Data Protection.

Stephen Kalyesubula is a certified computer engineer and is currently a Strategic Information Systems Officer at USAID – Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services (RHITES-N, Acholi Project). He also works as a project manager at Youths in Technology and Development Uganda (YITEDEV-Uganda) focusing on Data for Agriculture. He has worked on a number of digital agriculture related projects and is one the GODAN champions and part of the GODAN Action Network of trainers.

Dr R. Andres Ferreyra works as the Data Asset Manager for Syngenta’s Global Digital Agriculture team. His responsibilities in Syngenta include leading development of Syngenta’s global machine data integration platform and the semantic infrastructure that supports it; and leading Syngenta’s participation in the Robert Bosch GmbH-organized Nevonex consortium, which won an AgriTechnica silver medal in 2019, and which enables novel interactions between users, knowledge-based systems, real-time IoT, and agricultural machinery.

Hamlus Owoyesiga is a farmer, youth, ICT Head and Drone Operator at IGTF-Uganda. He has worked with smallholder farmers Agribusinesses for over 7 years implementing Data4Ag, ICT4Ag and UAV4Ag (Drones) projects with support from CTA-ACP-EU aiming at achieving SDGs goals through digitization of agriculture.

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SmartAfriHub amazing tools. This tools are open for all users. Registered users are allowed to use this tools for own projects.

HSLAYERS NG

A library providing a foundation to build map GUI and extra components such as layer manager, permalink generating, styling of vector features, including OpenGIS® Web Map Service Interface Standard (WMS) layers to the map in a user friendly way.

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LAYMAN

A tool for easy management, access control and publishing of vector based spatial data and their visualisations.

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OPEN MICKA

Micka tool is a set of libraries and a web application for management and discovery of geospatial (meta)data.

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SENSLOG

SensLog is an open sensor data management solution to receive, store, manage, analyse and publish sensor data.

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QGIS LAYMAN PLUGIN

This is an extension of the geographic information system QGIS that enables to users create and edit layers and create map composition structures on local stations with a possibility to upload to the server.

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SMARTAGRIHUBS.EU - SMARTAFRIHUB, MEMBER OF network

SmartAgriHubs is a € 20 million EU project under Horizon 2020 and brings together a consortium of more than 164 partners in the European agri-food sector. The project aims to realize the digitization of European agriculture by supporting an agricultural innovation ecosystem dedicated to excellence, sustainability and success.

The development and adoption of digital solutions is achieved through a tense ecosystem of 140 digital innovation centers built into 9 regional clusters run by organizations closely involved in regional digitization initiatives and funds.

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