Episode 2, February 18: Know VALUE CHAINS: Local-to-Global Food System Knowledge Integration & Visualization
In this month’s episode, we’ll be chatting with Jessica Fanzo, co-creator of the the Food Systems Dashboard, together with Tom Tomich from the UC Davis Food Systems Lab, and André Laperrière, the founding Executive Director of GODAN--the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition initiative. The Food Systems Dashboard provides a new and powerful platform for integration and visual exploration of diverse food system datasets from around the world. Meanwhile the UC Davis Food Systems Lab, through it’s Smart Foodshed project, is developing and implementing standards and metrics that enable nuanced interactions among food system actors and their data. We’ll also explore ways in which GODAN’s 1000+ partnership network of government agencies, academic institutions, and NGOs can work together to reduce data-integration friction, promote appropriate levels of transparency/privacy, and facilitate more sustainable/resilient local-to-global food systems.