From Chapter 6:
? Open data can improve the performance of food systems and help achieve global food and nutrition security.
? Accessible data are critical for decision making, from the farm to the retail level of food systems.
? Open data increase both the visibility and utility of research, allowing researchers to create more knowledge products and support decision making.
? Open data allow governments to make evidence-based policy decisions and push governments toward increased accountability.
? Data quality and ease of use are essential for putting data to use, but datasets are often too large or complex to be easily handled.
? Inequality in access to knowledge is increasing. Data policies, commitments, and investments can improve access to and use of knowledge, but current commitment and action on open data are uneven.
? Democratize data access and improve livelihoods by putting data tools, such as mobile-phone apps, into farmers’ hands.
? Increase the efficiency of knowledge transfers to prevent loss of information and ensure uptake in the field.
? Make government “big data” public to drive high-quality analysis of food systems and better policy and decision making.
? Build open data initiatives, including to reduce inequality and address issues of data quality, use, storage, and dissemination.
? Increase data quality and ease of use through better data collection, new tools, working groups, capacity building, and improvements in big data platforms.
? Empower citizen stakeholders to demand open data through capacity building and access to data tools.”