This document is the report of the online consultation on “Ethical, legal and policy aspects of data sharing affecting farmers”, organized by the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR), the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition initiative (GODAN) and the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) was held from 4 to 8 June 2018 on the e-agriculture platform: http://www.fao.org/e-agriculture/forums/e-consultation-ethical-legal-and-policy-aspects-open-data-affecting-farmers.
The discussion was organized around 5 questions, one for each day:
Day 1: Major challenges from a policy legal and ethical perspective, preventing smallholder farmers benefiting from data sharing
Day 2: Desired scenarios for a future where data-driven agriculture is successfully adopted by smallholder farmers
Day 3: Long-term ethical, legal and policy changes needed to move from the current scenario to the desired scenarios
Day 4: Actions to be taken in 2018-2021 to ensure smallholder farmers benefit from agricultural data in the future
Day 5: Summarize the salient points of this discussion and recommend priority aspects for the f2f consultation