Facilitating Open Knowledge for Agricultural Development

Facilitating Open Knowledge for Agricultural Development

February 5 to 6, 2013. The Facilitating Open Knowledge for Agricultural Development Invitational Convening took place at the Michigan State University.

The convening has been funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Michigan State University. Participants included practitioners and experts across public and private sector including faculty, researcher organizations and development agencies.

This convening is part of AgShare Phase II, a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with OER Africa, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and Michigan State University.

Topics included

  • Mobile and open knowledge solutions for development
  • Solutions for scientific, technical and production quality OER
  • Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as a new tool for development
  • Improving search and discoverability
  • Methods for measuring impacts on development of open research, open content and open data
  • AgShare Methods and Student Translational Scholars

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