G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture

United States
04/29/2013 - 11:00am to 04/30/2013 - 11:00am

Several U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officials will participate in the G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture April 29-30 in Washington, D.C.  The conference will host agricultural leaders from around the world and will demonstrate the role of open data in increasing agricultural production, improving private sector growth, and ensuring global food security.

USAID Bureau for Food Security Assistant to the Administrator Paul Weisenfeld will join the official U.S. delegation, which is led by  U.S.Department of Agriculture Secretary (USDA) Tom Vilsack. USAID Bureau for Food Security Chief Scientist Dr. Julie Howard and USAID Senior Data Coordinator Nathaniel Manning will also join the conference as representatives of USAID.

Members of the public can register for the conference webinar at http://bit.ly/XAvh7V.

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