Unit 2: Data Sharing Principles

Learning objectives

This Unit focuses on the topics of principles and benefits of shared data; the potential of using and publishing data in agriculture; responsible data sharing practices for farm data; ethical and legal sensitivities of data-driven services; and data protection. At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand the principles and benefits of data sharing

  • Recognize the potential of using and publishing open data in agriculture and nutrition

  • Identify the steps to advocate for open data policies, in both public and private sectors

  • Be aware of the economic and social value of open data

  • Address and / or raise awareness of the specific data challenges that smallholder farmers face

  • Assess the ethical and legal sensitivities of data-driven services where farmers’ data is shared through the value chain

  • Evaluate issues of data ownership and data rights regarding farm data

  • Assess the different roles of public and private data sources and the different challenges in reusing them in services for farmers