COVID-19 response

Learn more about BIG DATA’s initiatives related to big data, food security and COVID-19

Grants that make a difference

Read about our 2020 Inspire Challenge grant and focus on COVID-19 response

Big data powered agricultural research & development

Feeding the future. Byte by byte.

Discover agricultural publications and data

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The Platform for Big Data and the digital future of CGIAR

The Platform for Big Data and the digital future of CGIAR

The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture is coming to the end of its cycle. Here are some important proof-points looking back over the Platform's start in 2017.
New webpage featuring the most used ontologies in the agri-food domain

New webpage featuring the most used ontologies in the agri-food domain

The Ontologies Community of Practice has developed a webpage providing at a glance the most popular ontologies in the agri-food domain along with the ontologies developed by CGIAR and its partners.
Big data and agricultural research: Results of online survey for CAS Secretariat commissioned independent evaluation

Big data and agricultural research: Results of online survey for CAS Secretariat commissioned independent evaluation

The CGIAR Advisory Services Shared Secretariat (CAS Secretariat), in line with its mandate and 2021 workplan, commissioned an independent evaluation team of subject matter experts to evaluate the work of the Platform between 2017 and mid-2021. While the evaluation is still ongoing, some preliminary survey results are already available to
Webinar - Labelled property graphs, Web Ontology Language, and WebProtégé

Webinar – Labelled property graphs, Web Ontology Language, and WebProtégé

This webinar by the Ontologies Community of Practice presents work on making WebProtégé compatible with a labelled property graph representation of Web Ontology Language ontologies.
Webinar - Governance operational model for ontologies (GOMO)

Webinar – Governance operational model for ontologies (GOMO)

This webinar by the Ontologies Community of Practice presents the governance operational model for ontologies (GOMO) which establishes an agile governance model for BASF ontologies.
Webinar - Trade-offs and synergies between different extension delivery models

Webinar – Trade-offs and synergies between different extension delivery models

This webinar by the Data-Driven Community of Practice explores novel and classic delivery models as digital and participatory research methods.

Resources

Annual Report 2019

In 2019, under its three modules INSPIRE, CONVENE and ORGANIZE, the Platform made significant strides to build fundamental technologies and data standards to support CGIAR’s digital strategy, develop strategic  digital partner networks, and foster new innovative pathways that leverage public-good data to solve intractable challenges at scale.

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Shared Services

The platforms enables access to shared services in support of CGIAR research and its researchers, including the secure sharing and transfer of large datasets, commercial satellite imagery and gridded global weather data.

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2019 Convention Highlights

Check out the takeaways from our 2019 Convention

Webinars

Explore topics such as digital extension, interactive voice response, privacy guidelines and more.

RESPONSIBLE DATA GUIDELINES

Guidelines for managing privacy and personally identifiable information in the research project data cycle.

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The first pan-CGIAR publications and datasets search tool

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Communities of practice

Our communities foster collaboration spaces and opportunities, facilitate connectivity and sharing of methodologies, and support the organization of capacity-building workshops.

Engage with a range of industry experts & actors to produce new ideas to solve current agriculture development problems.

 Agronomy

Crop Modeling

Geospatial

Info & data management

Livestock

Ontologies

Socio-Economic

The Inspire Challenge

The Inspire Challenge has so far awarded a total of USD3.225 million in grants to 21 projects. Follow their progress here!

Insights

Solutions for feeding the future, byte by byte.

Evidence Clearing House

Showcasing all kinds of digital tools that will help practitioners easily identify mature technologies and entry-points in food systems.

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Youth in Data Initiatives

The Platform is working towards creating pathways and opportunities for youth to contribute to agricultural transformation.

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Big Data on Gender

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