About the Author: Maura O’Neill serves as Chief Innovation Officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Kat Townsend serves as Special Assistant for Engagement at USAID.
Recently, President Obama announced the G-8’s commitment to the “New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition,” the next phase of the G-8’s shared commitment to achieving global food security and nutrition goals. One of the elements of this New Alliance is a focus on science, technology, and innovation including the importance of open and available food security data. The group also committed to convene an international conference on food security and open data for G-8 members and stakeholders to determine how to increase openness and access to data. Seizing on the commitment… more »