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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Designing mobile phone solutions for agricultural extension: Perspectives matter!

Designing mobile phone solutions for agricultural extension: Perspectives matter!

Creating successful digital tools for agricultural advisory requires designers to step into farmers’ shoes. And extension agents’ shoes. And their supervisors’ shoes…
Release: Crop Ontology Guidelines for Annotation of Phenotypic Data version 2.0

Release: Crop Ontology Guidelines for Annotation of Phenotypic Data version 2.0

The Crop Ontology (CO) compiles concepts related to crops (traits, methods and scales), validated by community members. To better structure the integration of new traits and ontologies, and ease the participation of members in this effort, a Trait Dictionary Template has been designed. The guidelines to use this template have
Webinar - Advances of the Crop Ontology website and graph visualization using graph database

Webinar – Advances of the Crop Ontology website and graph visualization using graph database

Webinar on how to use the new version of the Crop Ontology website.
Training Session - Searching and requesting new terms in ontologies

Training Session – Searching and requesting new terms in ontologies

Training session on the use of the Crop Ontology/Planteome term submission form and GitHub issue tracker to ask for new terms or suggest updates in ontologies.
Webinar – 2021 Open Data Day: Open Data for Resilience

Webinar – 2021 Open Data Day: Open Data for Resilience

To celebrate International Open Data Day, this webinar discusses how open data can build resilience in agriculture and food systems.
Introducing “CGIAR Data Science Academy”

Introducing “CGIAR Data Science Academy”

The Geospatial CoP conducted an online survey to collect CGIAR’s machine learning use-cases and based on the selection criteria, they selected 25 CGIAR scientists to participate in a pilot program in partnership with Coursera Data Science Academy.

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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