Tailored opportunities: Free online course (with certificate) on Farm Data Management, Sharing and Services for Agriculture Development


Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) together with the Pan African Farmers’ Organisation (PAFO) are pleased to call for applications for a new online course: “Farm Data Management, Sharing and Services for Agriculture Development”. 

This course builds on the content and experience of the GODAN Action online courses – “Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition”, which has been offered since November 2017 and has trained over 4400 participants. The Farm Data Management, Sharing and Services for Agriculture Development online course will focus on strengthening the skills of professionals who use, manage data for the benefit of farmers and farmers organisations. The course explores the importance of data in the agriculture value chain and how new and existing technologies, products and services can leverage farm level and global data to improve yield, reduce loss, add value and increase profitability and resilience.

The course creates awareness of dataon and for farmers as well as the products and services that have become a growth area, driving expectations and investments in ICT4ag including e-extension, precision agriculture and digital financial services. The course furthermore highlights shared data principles, including FAIR and open data conceptual frameworks, while also emphasizing the legal and responsible ethical considerations for data rights and protections. 


This online course  will support the work of professionals involved in using or managing data services for the benefit of farmers and farmers organizations. These professionals work in a wide range of organizations, including international organizations, donor agencies, multilaterals, NGOs, academic and research institutions, universities, national or local governments. 

The main target audience groups include:

  • Those who are involved in farmers’ organisations as administrators or staff i.e. those collecting farmer data and managing the data; and
  • Development practitioners and technology providers, who, in addition,  assist farmers’ organisation setting up farmer profiling and creating data services.


Deadline for application is 29 September 2019. Applicants will be informed about application results by 3 October 2019.

First edition:                       14 October to 10 November 2019 

Second edition:                 18 November to 15 December 2019


To apply for the courses, please complete this Registration Form

For more details on this opportunity, click here.

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Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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