Webinar on Ethical and Legal Issues Around Agricultural Data

Agricultural data flows involve different actors from generation to transformation, enrichment, aggregation and final fruition. These dynamics have ethical, socio-economic, and legal dimensions that affect the way the digitalization of agriculture benefits the various actors, often leaving the least resourced behind. In particular, small-scale producers are not harnessing the power of data, and the use of data-driven solutions by farmers also poses risks of data misuse, power imbalances, bias, lock-in and even liability.

On April 1st, GFAR organized and facilitated a session tackling these topics during the Research Data Alliance (RDA) IGAD CoP Annual Meeting, under the title "Ethical and legal issues around agricultural data".