The OECD Secretariat and Luke are organising a workshop together on the use of new technologies for agri-environmental indicators to support effective policy monitoring, evaluation and design from 29 May to 1 June 2018. Information technologies - such as high resolution satellite imagery and agricultural technologies that enable control of farm equipment and application of agricultural inputs at high precision - are already shaping agriculture around the globe. These technologies are generating “Big Data”, i.e. data being produced at accelerated rates and at very large scales. The workshop intends to provide participants with an overview of leading edge developments of the use of agricultural “Big Data” to form robust and readily interpretable indicators that can be used for the monitoring, evaluation and design of agri-environmental policies.
The workshop contributes to a project led by the OECD Joint Working Party on Agriculture and the Environment on updating and improving the OECD agri-environmental indicators that the OECD publishes on a regular basis.
The event will take place from May 29th to June 1st 2018 at Säätytalo (House of Estates), Helsinki, Finland.
The workshop intends to provide participants with an overview of the state of the art in terms of the use of agricultural “Big Data” to form robust and readily interpretable indicators that can be used for the monitoring, evaluation and design of agri-environmental policies. In providing this overview, key obstacles and challenges, not only in terms of technical issues but also in institutional and legal aspects, will be identified and strategies to address them will be discussed. Specific sessions on the potential of big data sources for creating indicators in the topics of water quality, nutrient balances, soil erosion and biodiversity will be organised. These topics reflect OECD AEIs largest needs for improvement and also high potential for developing indicators in a systematic way.
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For further information on this workshop, please contact:
Santiago Guerrero, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD