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|AgData Interoperability – Towards a European Data Space
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|Part of the Food System addressed:
|As a data intermediary, we cover the whole food chain, from farm to fork
Food systems don’t stop at borders. Business actors on the data exchange platforms are demanding to exchange and receive data across borders, in an easy and secure way. This is also the basic principle of a federated European data space for agrifood, on which Gaia-X is working. The objective is to create an open, transparent and secure digital ecosystem, where data and services can be made available, collated and exchanged in an environment of trust.
Two data intermediaries – the Belgian data exchange platform DjustConnect, and the French counterpart API-Agro operated by Agdatahub – want to explore how to put these principles into practice, and look into all aspects of realizing data-interoperability, compliance, sovereign data exchange, and federated access under different data exchange architectural patterns (centralized and decentralized).
This Case study will investigate and promote the possibilities offered by the GAIA-X for decentralization and federation of the services but also support the connection with the GAIA-X working group for agriculture.
The case study will consider the follow parameters:
In the context of important soverignty issues such as:
The main motivation to carry out this case study comes from the daily working reality, developing our data exchange platforms. Our clients – data-providers, data-users as well as farmers – demand an easy and secure way to exchange data across borders, by only connecting once into the data exchange ecosystem. There are many existing contacts between European data exchange platforms, mutually as well as in stakeholder forums as Gaia-X. This case study gives the opportunity to start exploring and working on a solution in practice.
As data intermediaries, we believe strongly in a European federated data space for agrifood, and want to contribute to achieve this, by taking up existing principles, roadmaps and building blocks, to test and adapt them to our sector in real cases.
The key expected outcome is to have set an example in which data-interoperability crossing borders works, in a transparent and secure way and in an environment of trust, and inspire and motivate other data intermediaries, but also other kind of potential nodes in the agrifood data space to move further and contribute to realise a strong European data economy.
Contact: Eva Maes
Contact: Stephanie Van Weyenberg
Contact: Jürgen Vangeyte
Contact: Ella Deroo
Contact: Gaelle Cheruy
Contact: Thomas Gomez
Contact: Christophe Gervais
We will invite other European data intermediaries to join or invite them for lessons learned during the roll-out of the case study. These intermediaries a.o. 1001 Lakes (FIN), WALLeSMART (BE), JoinData(NL), DKE Agrirouter (DE), IDDEN (Scandinavia).
There will also be a connection with Gaia-X, Fiware and the Big Data Value Association (BVDA).
Data intermediaries address data flows across the entire food value chain from farm to fork.
Agdatahub and ILVO are both involved in the Horizon Europe CSA-project ‘AgriDataSpace’, that will be building a European framework for the secure and trusted data space for agriculture, by mapping the data sharing landscape, make building blocks for profitable and responsible data space in agriculture and create a roadmap towards this data space. There will be a lot of results from this project, that started in October 2022 and runs for 18 months, that will be very useful for our case study.