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For a food secure future, agriculture needs to get smart. It needs to get digital

How do you increase food production by 70% on just a 5% increase of farmland? This is a riddle scientists, policymakers and researchers, like those at CGIAR, are working hard to solve.

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Sharing data wasn’t cool, but neither were we – how WorldClim changed my life

I was working on toilets at the time. Suddenly, I found myself part of one of the biggest scientific movements in the history of CGIAR…

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Big data collaboration for crop loss research – it’s complicated

We already know we lose a vast amount of crop produce to diseases, pests, and weeds. But how do we find out how much, where, and when?

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Tech used to prevent spread of Zika and Ebola to tackle “forest fire” wheat rust epidemics

The same device that helped control the Zika and Ebola viruses, to be used to tackle devastating wheat rust epidemics that are threatening global food security

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Big Data, smartphones & Facebook to revolutionize agriculture

Using Facebook to track the spread of livestock diseases and your smartphone to diagnose crop diseases in realtime, could soon be a reality.

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Presenting the winners of our Inspire Challenge

We are proud to present the five winners of our US$100K Inspire Challenge grant. The list is as follows…

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Photos: CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention 2017

A selection of images taken during the CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention 2017: Alliance to join a data revolution.

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Press release: Big Data in Agriculture Convention of 2017: An Alliance for a Data Revolution

The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture is hosting its first annual congress, taking place in Cali, Colombia…

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Congratulations to our Inspire Challenge finalists

Allow us to present the 12 finalists to participate in the final round of the CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Inspire Challenge 2017…

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For a food secure future, agriculture needs to get smart. It needs to get digital

For a food secure future, agriculture needs to get smart. It needs to get digital

How do you increase food production by 70% on just a 5% increase of farmland? This is a riddle scientists, ...
Read more
Sharing data wasn’t cool, but neither were we – how WorldClim changed my life

Sharing data wasn’t cool, but neither were we – how WorldClim changed my life

I was working on toilets at the time. Suddenly, I found myself part of one of the biggest scientific movements ...
Read more
Big data collaboration for crop loss research - it's complicated

Big data collaboration for crop loss research – it’s complicated

We already know we lose a vast amount of crop produce to diseases, pests, and weeds. But how do we ...
Read more
Tech used to prevent spread of Zika and Ebola to tackle “forest fire” wheat rust epidemics

Tech used to prevent spread of Zika and Ebola to tackle “forest fire” wheat rust epidemics

The same device that helped control the Zika and Ebola viruses, to be used to tackle devastating wheat rust epidemics ...
Read more
Big Data, smartphones & Facebook to revolutionize agriculture

Big Data, smartphones & Facebook to revolutionize agriculture

Using Facebook to track the spread of livestock diseases and your smartphone to diagnose crop diseases in realtime, could soon ...
Read more
Presenting the winners of our Inspire Challenge

Presenting the winners of our Inspire Challenge

We are proud to present the five winners of our US$100K Inspire Challenge grant. The list is as follows ...
Read more

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VIDEO: Awarding the Inspire Challenge winners

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VIDEO: Robin Lougee on the CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention 2017

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VIDEO: Sobre el Convention 2017 – Adriana Sanchez, Fundación Federal

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VIDEO: 2017 Convention takeaways – Jehiel Oliver, Hello Tractor

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