Hi All, Severine asked me to put this up here:
Description of this project idea:
Ben and Dorn please add your thoughts so we can post it as a concept and start building community around this goal on farmhack.
An open-source, GIS-based repository for agricultural information useful for farmer-driven research and experimentation. Creating an easy platform where publicly funded datasets, as well as farmer-created datasets can be used as baseline information for new research, both public and private. This data-layer would host an open API so that developers could create farm-management software, useful for farmers who are pursuing ever more sustainable agriculture through adaptive management.
Uses: Bio-char and soil carbon experiments Testing/ trialling new crops/varieties for climate resiliency Monitoring for soil health