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CGIAR awarding 100K in Rapid Response Grants to digital innovations tackling COVID-19 impacts

CGIAR awarding 100K in Rapid Response Grants to digital innovations tackling COVID-19 impacts

Additional funding will help catalyze the BIG DATA Platform’s portfolio of innovative, big data projects’ responses to food security challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis.
Webinar - Secondary data for crop modeling: Filling data gaps under lockdowns

Webinar – Secondary data for crop modeling: Filling data gaps under lockdowns

Webinar organized by the Crop Modeling and Geospatial Data Communities of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture.
Webinar - The Food Ontology & its application for text mining (LexMapr) & food production description (PO2)

Webinar – The Food Ontology & its application for text mining (LexMapr) & food production description (PO2)

Webinar organized by the Ontologies Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture.
100Q: Boosting household survey data usability with 100 core questions

100Q: Boosting household survey data usability with 100 core questions

CGIAR socio-economic researchers have developed a standardized set of farm household survey questions to improve dataset comparability over space and time.
Webinar - Harmonization of COVID-19 phone surveys in CGIAR

Webinar – Harmonization of COVID-19 phone surveys in CGIAR

Webinar organized by the Socio-Economic Data Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture.
CGIAR Centers receive international analytics award for sustainable agriculture tools

CGIAR Centers receive international analytics award for sustainable agriculture tools

The 2020 IAAA award recognizes groundbreaking data systems and tools helping more than 150,000 farmers in Mexico. Daniel Jimenez, Leader of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture's Community of Practice on Data-Driven Agronomy, was part of the winning team.

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Responsible Data Guidelines

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

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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.

Year in Review 2018

Decoding the data ecosystem

In 2018, the Platform reviewed ways of finding the right mix of data, actors, analysis and action to build resilient food system.

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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.

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Insights

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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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