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G8 #OpenAgData Presentation

  1. 1. G8 International Conferenceon #OpenAgDataEdwin A. OpareTech Lead and Open Data Evangelistwww.data.gov.gh
  2. 2. AGRICULTURE IN GHANA¢¢ ¢ ¢ ¢¢ ¢ ¢Area: 227,533 km2Cultivated Agric Land34.4% 59.9%Extension servicesInsuranceAgricultural loansStorageDistribution SystemsAccess to markets
  3. 3. Highest employer inGhana (over 50% ofthe work force)AGRICULTURE IN GHANAAGRICULTURE IN GHANAYear GDP Contribution2010 29.9%2011 25.6%2012 22.7%
  4. 4. How Ghana is making Dataavailable & accessible to thepublicPresentation Focus
  5. 5. Legislation & PoliciesMaking Data Available
  6. 6. Digital PlatformsMaking Data Availablewww.data.gov.ghwww.mofa.gov.ghwww.gis4ghagric.netwww.agricinghana.comInformation on agricultural production, imports, exports and trendsInformation on agricultural production, imports, exports and trends
  7. 7. • Ghana Library Authority( 50+Library sites)• GIFEC (100+ CommunityInformation Centers)• ITES( ICT Parks)Partnerships & CollaborationsProviding Access
  8. 8. The Future is MobileProviding Access
  9. 9. Currently in Ghana• Country Population: 25million• Mobile subscriptions: 26millionProviding Access
  10. 10. • Increase publicity and awareness about GODI project• Make more data available on data.gov.gh portal• Provide & increase mediums of access• Promote access and participation via Mobile• Create communities to understand and apply data• Connect government with civil society, academia,developer community, media to drive innovation• Share with others to understand global issuesThe way forward
  11. 11. Expected effect on AgriculturalSector• Reduced risk - better information onhistorical data which can be used to makefuture estimates (increased access tofinance, storage facilities, distributionsystems)• Ability to more effectively determine gapsin production, infrastructure andknowledge (better extension services,access to markets)
  12. 12. Let’s liberate more data!Let’s liberate more data!www.data.gov.ghwww.data.gov.gh@godigh| @aeopare
  13. 13. • Thank you• Gracias• Danke schon• Спасибо

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