Welcome to CIARD

The CIARD community is not actively coordinated at the moment. Most of the partners in CIARD now collaborate uder the umbrella of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition initative (GODAN). Many founding members of CIARD (FAO, GFAR, CGIAR, CTA…) are members of GODAN.
GODAN inherits most of the values of CIARD and currently carries the torch of the open data movement for food and agriculture.


Vision: Agricultural knowledge is freely accessible and contributes to reducing hunger and poverty

CIARD is a global movement dedicated to open agricultural knowledge. We help to align the efforts of national, regional and international institutions, and to establish better connections to improve sharing of information and services.

Partners in CIARD believe that open knowledge makes it easier to develop better solutions to agricultural challenges. Furthermore, we contribute to reducing hunger and poverty, because agricultural development is such an important driver of economic growth.