The JoinData cooperative is working towards a secure and transparent data platform for the Dutch agricultural sector. Commercial enterprises, knowledge institutions and agrarian businesses are already using our data platform to develop innovative digital working methods in the field of sustainability, efficiency and nutrition.
The first connections to the platform will be in place at the start of 2018. From that starting point, JoinData will expand the data highway, and encourage businesses to develop innovative applications (apps) using the data available, so that farmers can manage their activities even more effectively. “Our goal is for data to be actively shared within the agricultural sector, thereby encouraging innovations, which will eventually result in improved performance in terms of sustainability, profitability and welfare,” explained Sener Celik, Director of JoinData.
The JoinData cooperative is a collaborative venture between Agrifirm, CRV, EDI-Circle, FrieslandCampina and LTO Nederland. Rabo Frontier Ventures is also a JoinData member. COSUN and AVEBE have announced their intention to become members. This cooperative emerged from the SmartDairyFarming and Datahub Cooperative initiatives, in collaboration with TNO.
JoinData is advised by an Advisory Board Farmers and an Advisory Board Data. In addition, JoinData is audited by an independent Audit Committee.
2018: Development platform
The JoinData team is expanded, which also gives the platform more shape. The new My JoinData permissions platform is introduced at the end of the year.
In the summer, Rabo Frontier Ventures (RFV), Rabobank's strategic investment fund, joins JoinData.
2017: JoinData established as a cooperative
In early August the Datahub Cooperative is established and the new name JoinData is introduced.
LTO and EDI-Circle join and Cosun and Avebe express their intention to become members of the Datahub Cooperative. Agrifirm also expands its existing participation within the Datahub with arable farming activities. With this we offer members, farmers, data suppliers and application builders one reliable infrastructure for financial and technical data on dairy farming and arable farming activities.
2013-2016: Working together in cooperation
In 2013, on the initiative of companies, knowledge institutions and dairy farmers, the SmartDairyFarming 1.0 programme is launched, with a contribution from the Mesdag Fund. In the years that followed, the programme has been developed and in 2016 the 'Smart Dairy Farming in Coöperatief Perspectief' cooperation agreement was signed. With this, the programme enters a new phase: Smart Dairy Farming 3.0. The approach focuses specifically on the data infrastructure and applications.