Open Data Day celebrated in Nairobi, 2 March 2019

Contribution by Allan Ochola Email allanochola4@gmail.com International Open Data Day (IODD) is an annual celebration of open data all over the world and March 2nd, 2019 was the 9th time in history during which various groups organised events. Kenya was no exception. The Kenya event was attended by graduate students from various universities, industry experts and Read more…

International Open Data Day 2 March 2019 Nairobi, Kenya

International Open Data Day (IODD) is an event that brings together open data community to learn, share, plan and collaborate on the future of open data. The unique nature of the event is to enable participants from various interdisciplinary backgrounds to define strategies that advance open data globally and locally, learn about recent advances in Read more…

Making Data come Alive through Data Visualization: VizAfrica2018

The African Open Science Platform is proud to have been a sponsor to this event. View the conference proceedings from VizAfrica2018. The following blog entry was sourced from https://codata.org/blog/2018/11/01/blog-for-vizafrica-2018-symposium/  ————————————– Data visualization uses uncomplicated language to simplify things into concepts that can be easily grasped in graphical format enabling easy understanding. It also can provide insight Read more…

Success Story: How NRENs support data intensive research (KENET, Kenya)

Read the full KENET Annual Community Newsletter 2018 at https://www.kenet.or.ke/sites/default/files/Annual%20Community%20Newsletter%202018.pdf for news on Open Science workshops, new data centres and more. Well done to KENET colleagues for the work they do! Below a success story from the newsletter on how KENET provisioned a free virtual server with 5TB storage on the KENET research cloud so Read more…

e-Agriculture Promising Practice Agri-weather Tool for Climate Smart Agriculture

In order to support Kenyan farmers, the Kenyan Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) developed the AgroWeather Tool. The farmers still rely heavily on traditional methods to understand weather predictions and those do not allow them to mitigate the risks brought about by climate change. The Agro-Weather Tool is a web and mobile-based information system Read more…

Data + Technology can improve African Agriculture

Many smallholder farmers start off and manage their agribusiness ventures through trial and error basis. They hit the ground with gusto with no concrete information on farming, which leads to costly blunders. But hopefully that problem is being solved. KALRO (Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organisation) has launched 14 agribusiness apps to help farmers make Read more…

Kenya launches mobile applications for farmers

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-05/29/c_137215682.htm The digitization of agricultural value chain in Kenya will give farmers easier access to markets, accurately predict weather and let them enjoy quality seeds, said Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture and Irrigation Mwangi Kiunjuri. “We are digitizing our agriculture to help ease agricultural processes, boost electronic commerce and provide open data for future use,” Kiunjuri Read more…