We are JoinData: an independent platform focused on farmers
We are an independent data platform that believes in agricultural innovation with heart and soul – but only if you, as a farmer, can make the most of it. We put you in charge of your own data and of who is allowed to use it. Because we are a non-profit organization, we can invest as much as possible in the security, privacy and farmer friendliness of our platform.
Agricultural data is a gold mine
From milking robot to harvest drone: our agricultural sector is technically one of the most advanced in the world. Perfect for farmers: technology and data help them to manage their businesses innovatively and effectively.
But what about privacy and security?
Do you know which parties can access your data and what they do with it? How many signatures have you had to put on authorization forms (and where are they)? Do you trust that your sensitive company information is transmitted securely?
We believe it must – and can – be done differently
The disadvantage of modern technology is that we are lagging far behind in how we deal with data. JoinData exists to help us catch up. We have developed a robust and independent data platform, in which you are in charge of your own data. Through our platform, your data is safe, your privacy is guaranteed and no one can use your data for purposes you do not agree with.
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How we came to be
In 2017, we launched as a cooperative. The idea for JoinData arose during the Smart Dairy Farming initiative. This initiative arose from collaboration between companies, knowledge institutions, TNO and dairy farmers with the aim of stimulating innovation on the farm. CRV, FrieslandCampina and Agrifirm were at the forefront of this.
Smart Dairy Farming start as a project for precision farming
End Smart Dairy Farming
Datahub restarts with CRV, Agrifirm and FrieslandCampina as founding partners
JoinData: Establishment JoinData U.A.
Start of Mijn JoinData platform
Renewal Mijn JoinData platform
Cosun and Avebe join
Vion and POV join
Rollout Dairy Farming
Rollout Pigmeat Sector & Agriculture
Transition membership from FrieslandCampina to NZO
In 2017 – when partners LTO Nederland, EDI-Circle (partnership of accountants), and later also Rabobank, joined – the non-profit cooperative JoinData was founded. Together, they saw a need for data sharing within the sector. This demand came not only from organizations that want to make data available or use data, but also especially from farmers who want to be in control when it comes to their data. From a solid foundation with the members, we continue to build our data platform, and with the addition of the arable cooperatives Cosun and Avebe and the pig sector Vion and POV, we realize and optimize a broad platform for sharing data in the agricultural sector.