Bill Gates Joins Administration In Promoting Open Agricultural Data

Josh Hicks | Washington Post | April 29, 2013

Bill Gates on Monday joined top administration officials in promoting open access to agricultural data as a way to increase global nutrition and food security.

The Microsoft co-founder and chairman helped launch a two-day conference with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park to introduce and grow a new online database that allows farmers, ranchers, scientists and policymakers to freely access publicly funded information.