Policymakers and scientists from all over the world gathered in Washington, D.C., this week for the G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture.
The conference calls on global leaders to consider agricultural data: how to share it, how to use it, and how it might help address global food security.
Three experts say the conference matters to Arizona, too, because access to data could foster local food security.
AZ Illustrated Science presents the Food Security Roundtable, featuring a discussion of global and local hunger, and how technology and community ties together can combat hunger and provide access to food security. The roundtable:
Shane Burgess, dean of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Leona Davis, an education and advocacy coordinator for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
Eric Lyons, assistant professor in the UA School of Plant Sciences and member of the iPlant Collaborative.