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The Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook: delivering biodiversity knowledge in the information age

The Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook is a new framework to deliver biodiversity knowledge. Find out more about how it will help gather unprecedented evidence about biodiversity and inform better decisions.

Harmonizing crop trait data: Crop Ontology

Crop Ontology provides scientists and breeders with a common language that describes crop phenotypes and interprets descriptions provided by farmers for the performance of the varieties they prefer.

A vision for the data-driven agronomy community of practice

Daniel Jimenez on how Data-driven agronomy community of practice will advance data-driven agronomy to support the farmers, technicians and researchers committed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

Data sharing is essential for Global Crop Improvement Network to address crop challenges

Standardizing data is central to the success of the Global Crop Improvement Network to improve global integration of crop research.

Scientists harness genetics to develop more “solar”- and structurally-productive wheat

Partners in the International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) are finding evidence that increased photosynthesis, through high biomass, improvements in photosynthetic efficiency, and improved plant architecture, can help make wheat more productive.

Newly released database for 11 CGIAR mandated crops across 15 countries

The breeding and dissemination of improved crop varieties has been a central feature of CGIAR research since the earliest days of the Green Revolution.

EGU 2018: Numerous sessions on applications of geosciences data offered

Sessions on big data theme largely addressed the current mismatch between increasing explosion of large volumes of data that outstretch the existing storage and processing capabilities.

Don’t hunt for data unicorns, they don’t exist

Data unicorns are a myth — plain and simple. What any organization needs to do is to build a team of experts whose skills complement each other and work with external specialists if needed so they can make magic to develop real-world solutions.

A Note from the GEO4SDGs Conference

To fully take advantage of the vast amount of geospatial data from new sources, we should invest in ourselves on the AI and machine learning techniques, or develop a technical partnership.

Building a new global approach to address animal diseases

There is a need for more systematic data collection, capture and analysis on a range of endemic animal diseases and how they are managed.

Newly released database for 11 CGIAR mandated crops across 15 countries

Newly released database for 11 CGIAR mandated crops across 15 countries

The breeding and dissemination of improved crop varieties has been a central feature of CGIAR research since the earliest days ...
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I want to end malnutrition in Africa. That’s why I’m turning to big data and algorithms.

I want to end malnutrition in Africa. That’s why I’m turning to big data and algorithms.

As an African woman and a nutritionist, there’s nothing more upsetting to me than this fact: Africa is the only ...
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Getting Open Data out of the cloud and back on the ground to create real impact

Getting Open Data out of the cloud and back on the ground to create real impact

In order to transform our food systems and make the way we grow, sell and consume food more sustainable we ...
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For open data to be more effective, local workshops and ICT capacity building initiatives are needed

For open data to be more effective, local workshops and ICT capacity building initiatives are needed

As the supply of open data is increasing, it is equally important to consider the demand and usage of these ...
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For a food secure future, we first need to look at how we manage data

For a food secure future, we first need to look at how we manage data

If we are to achieve food security by 2050, we need to first improve the way we collect and share ...
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Big data revolutionising agriculture to combat world hunger

Big data revolutionising agriculture to combat world hunger

Technologies such as mobile telephones or social networks make it possible for us to interact more every day, even with ...
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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, ...
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'It was a huge data dump.' Andy Jarvis on giving away 30 years worth of research - for free

‘It was a huge data dump.’ Andy Jarvis on giving away 30 years worth of research – for free

I was working on toilets at the time. Suddenly, I found myself part of one of the biggest scientific movements ...
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Open data: 'It’s not about giving away data, it’s about giving it back'

Open data: ‘It’s not about giving away data, it’s about giving it back’

That’s because as a publicly funded institution, we owe it to the public that they have free access to our ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Grow more food and mitigate climate change? Agricultural soil data could help

A more comprehensive understanding of agricultural soils is needed to support sustainable development decision making – but collecting the necessary data is challenging.

Consuming information: Agriculture at the crossroads of sustainability

Extension officers, radio, and mobile phones remain crucial for the farmers to access and discover agricultural information.

Transdisciplinary thinking essential to enable sustainable data-intensive agroecosystems

Transdisciplinary thinking is a fundamental requirement if we are to take meaningful steps towards using big data to solve complex socio-environmental problems.

Meet Bob. The farmer needing your help to revolutionize agriculture

Farmers are contributing to the huge amounts of information that can be harnessed for global food security solutions. But they need good allies to ensure its full, and ethical, potential is reached.

Big data needed for an agricultural boom

Big data in agriculture is instrumental not just for farmers who produce our food but for various stakeholders and along the agriculture value chain.

Smallholder. Big data

Big data can help smallholders can become agriculture’s big players.

Can big data increase food production?

As a young data scientist I strongly believe that if we can share the data we hold in our laptops, and take advantage of the daily generated data, we can have more nutritious food in our plates.

Big Data to the rescue for cassava disease monitoring in Uganda

Quick disease monitoring and diagnosis of tubers, due to the limited number of experts and resources to cover the entire country, has been a problem for Uganda. How can big data solve this?

Big data poised to transform the global food chain

To achieve food and nutritional security, for present and future generations, an agricultural transformation is not only required. It is vital.

Grow more food and mitigate climate change? Agricultural soil data could help

Grow more food and mitigate climate change? Agricultural soil data could help

A more comprehensive understanding of agricultural soils is needed to support sustainable development decision making - but collecting the necessary ...
Read more
Consuming information: Agriculture at the crossroads of sustainability

Consuming information: Agriculture at the crossroads of sustainability

Extension officers, radio, and mobile phones remain crucial for the farmers to access and discover agricultural information ...
Read more
Transdisciplinary thinking essential to enable sustainable data-intensive agroecosystems

Transdisciplinary thinking essential to enable sustainable data-intensive agroecosystems

Transdisciplinary thinking is a fundamental requirement if we are to take meaningful steps towards using big data to solve complex ...
Read more
Meet Bob. The farmer needing your help to revolutionize agriculture

Meet Bob. The farmer needing your help to revolutionize agriculture

Farmers are contributing to the huge amounts of information that can be harnessed for global food security solutions. But they ...
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For the rural farmer, does big data raise more questions than answers?

For the rural farmer, does big data raise more questions than answers?

Does big data raise more questions than answers? ...
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Big data needed for an agricultural boom

Big data needed for an agricultural boom

Big data in agriculture is instrumental not just for farmers who produce our food but for various stakeholders and along ...
Read more
Smallholder. Big data

Smallholder. Big data

Big data can help smallholders can become agriculture's big players ...
Read more
Can big data increase food production?

Can big data increase food production?

As a young data scientist I strongly believe that if we can share the data we hold in our laptops, ...
Read more
Big Data to the rescue for cassava disease monitoring in Uganda

Big Data to the rescue for cassava disease monitoring in Uganda

Quick disease monitoring and diagnosis of tubers, due to the limited number of experts and resources to cover the entire country, ...
Read more
Big data poised to transform the global food chain

Big data poised to transform the global food chain

To achieve food and nutritional security, for present and future generations, an agricultural transformation is not only required. It is ...
Read more
Big Data is the future. But where are the farmers?

Big Data is the future. But where are the farmers?

Although data is important for all players in the value chain, the primary end-users are the farmers and they are ...
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Data democracy: Data from the people, by the people, for the people

Data democracy: Data from the people, by the people, for the people

If the farmer has right to consume, sell or share the produce grown by him, then what about the data ...
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Getting Open Data out of the cloud and back on the ground to create real impact

Getting Open Data out of the cloud and back on the ground to create real impact

In order to transform our food systems and make the way we grow, sell and consume food more sustainable we ...
Read more
For open data to be more effective, local workshops and ICT capacity building initiatives are needed

For open data to be more effective, local workshops and ICT capacity building initiatives are needed

As the supply of open data is increasing, it is equally important to consider the demand and usage of these ...
Read more

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