By Carmine Paolo De Salvo, Rachel Boyce, Ivette Fis de Melo Latin America and the Caribbean contribute 11% of the value of world food production and possess 24% of the arable land in the world. Open data is a powerful source of information that can help in making decisions and formulating policies to foster the development of the agricultural sector, and consequently to help … [Read more...] about How does open data help the agricultural sector?
by Guest blogger, Mariana Leytón Developing the Caribbean, or DevCA, is a regional Open Data Conference and 24 hour code sprint that aims “to highlight the current and potential impact of open data and software innovation on addressing social challenges globally and particularly in the Caribbean”. It is held simultaneously across multiple islands and combines conference … [Read more...] about DevCa 2015: Open Data Conference and Code Sprint
Discussions about open data and open government are advancing rapidly in the Caribbean and we are already witnessing some good examples of the benefits of open data in the region. In this post, I would like to briefly review progress being made of the creation of an Open Data ecosystem in the Caribbean and look at a few examples that have been useful to some of the governments … [Read more...] about Why the Caribbean Embraces Open Data