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BigDataEurope - Big Data & Food and Agriculture


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Big Data and the Food & Agriculture domain (vis-a-vis the respective H2020 Societal Challenge) - Opportunities, Challenges and Requirements. As presented and discussed in the public launch of the BigDataEurope project.

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BigDataEurope - Big Data & Food and Agriculture

  1. 1. BIG DATA & FOOD AND AGRICULTURE Opportunities, Challenges and Requirements 27/2/2015
  2. 2. our Societal Challenge
  3. 3. topics of relevance in 2014-2015
  4. 4. current WP: “data” spelled out
  5. 5. current WP: “data” behind words
  6. 6. relevant EC policy: open
  7. 7. relevant other policies
  8. 8. G8 Open Data Conference
  9. 9. early adopters getting ready  Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (  “…to support global efforts to make agricultural and nutritionally relevant data available, accessible, and usable for unrestricted use brings together all stakeholders to solve long-standing global problems”
  10. 10. policy making example: FADN  Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN): evaluating income of agricultural holdings & the impacts of Common Agricultural Policy
  11. 11. PPP example: GFSP  Global Food Safety Partnership ( scale up food safety capacity building and ensure that good and safe practices can reach everyone that is producing, processing and selling food around the world
  12. 12. new business examples
  13. 13. an opportunity (?) ahead …should we be here after 2016?
  14. 14. what could we do?  …offer domain-specific Data Management support & recommendations to data owners? (or to running / upcoming H2020 projects?)  …facilitate aggregation, interlinking and mapping to foster innovation and support decision making?  …organise DG-specific workshops on domain-specific big data opportunities & challenges?  …incubate your domain-specific big data initiative or case study?
  15. 15. feel free to contact us  Nikos Manouselis, Agro-Know (  Valeria Pesce, FAO/GFAR (