Developing a multilateral data-sharing agreement model that increases access to data
Project Details Ngā taipitopito
Collaborators Ngā haumi
DairyNZ | Farmax | Ministry for the Environment | Rezare | Scarlatti | University Of Auckland | Victoria University Of Wellington
Multilateral data-sharing is a goal of many organisations in New Zealand’s agrifood sector.
Data exchange between landowners and industry organisations would inform land and water monitoring tools, and access to timely and accurate data would support farm planning and improve outcomes.
Past attempts to facilitate multilateral data sharing have had some success, but none have achieved widespread adoption. The system may have become stuck in an unfavourable Prisoners Dilemma-style equilibrium.
This project aims to take stock of data sharing within New Zealand’s primary industries, including who is sharing data, the types of data they have and want, and their incentives and constraints. A game theory model will be used to analyse the data-sharing market and potential interventions to increase access to data.
Research participants include Ministry for the Environment, DairyNZ, and specialists in game theory, data interoperability, information technology in the food and fibre sector, and Māori data sovereignty.