The main rural environment datasets of datos.gob.es
We are currently in a context of digital transformation in which all sectors are in a process of adaptation with the aim of responding to the needs for improvement, agility and efficiency that society demands. One of the fields in which this change is...
The European Data Portal publishes a new report on open data in rural regions
Last December the European Data Portal published a new report entitled Analytical Report 14: Enabling Smart Rural: The Open Data Gap, which examines the collection, availability and use of open data in rural areas. 27% of the citizens of the European...
A predictive model to optimize fishing wins the Aporta Challenge 2019
The Aporta Challenge 2019 has come to an end. On December 17, the 10 finalists, chosen among the 40 ideas submitted in May, showed the jury the prototypes they have been preparing for the last months. After a difficult deliberation, due to the high...
Conclusions of the Aporta Sectorial Conference: Agro Sector
On June 25, a Sectoral Seminar focused on the Agro sector took place. Under the slogan, "Open data in the process of digital transformation of the agri-food, forestry and rural areas", experts analyze the availability of data and disseminate new...
Desafío Aporta 2019: 42 new ideas to promote the agri-food, forestry and rural sectors using open data
The first phase of the Aporta Challenge 2019 has come to an end. The deadline to present ideas to improve the efficiency of the agri-food, forestry and rural sectors ended on May 23. Now they will be evaluated by a jury of experts in the field. 42...
Applications of [open] data science for agriculture
In many areas, there is a false belief that the primary sector is a technologically backward sector that is not involved in digitization. Perhaps because throughout history, as economic development indicators progressed, their weight in GDP and...
The land governance and the open movement: the Land Portal Foundation
High diplomacy traditionally plays a role in helping cultures and nations to dialogue with each other. But when it comes to strengthening the right to land, it is the local communities themselves that have to get involved. This is the vision of the...
G20 International Event on Agriculture and Linked Open Data
On September 27th and 28th, the Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) held a series of workshops on agriculture and Linked Open Data in Berlin. This event took place during Germany’s G20 Presidency (Presidency they will hold throughout...
Demand-driven strategies: open data for agriculture
The world faces a global problem of food safety and sustainability. With world population growing to levels of around ten billion by 2050, the current agricultural system is under more pressure than ever before to meet growing demand with quality food...
Water and open data, access to national and international data
Water is, without a doubt, one of the essential natural resources for humanity and life on the planet. Publication of data on water management, from both the social and the environmental point of view, is fundamental for society as a whole. As far as the...