Senior Research Fellow at the International Food policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Module Lead at the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture

Medha Devare is a cropping systems agronomist with significant management experience, familiarity with fieldwork in the US and developing countries, and expertise in agricultural research for development, microbial and molecular ecology, bioinformatics, data and knowledge management, and ontology development and semantic web technology. She led a large Open Access/ Open Data Initiative from 2014-2016, working with knowledge managers, data managers, scientists, and leaders across 15 CGIAR Centers to coordinate a consistent approach to Open Access and Open Data and facilitate the ‘translation’ and wider discovery and use of CGIAR research outputs. She holds a Ph.D. in Crop and Soil Sciences from Cornell University.

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