Webinar – Digital Food Systems Evidence Clearing House
CGIAR Webinar by the Platform for Big Data in Agriculture – Digital Food Systems Evidence Clearing House
At every point along the food system continuum, digital interventions are changing the way we engage with agricultural processes, yet little is known about their comprehensive, verified impacts on various stakeholders.
To close this knowledge gap, the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture has launched the Digital Food Systems Evidence Clearing House—an online tool that consolidates impact evidence from digital food system interventions around the world and allows users to monitor trends in the digital innovation sphere.
Join us for a webinar on the significance of the tool, its functionalities, and how to submit a digital intervention.
Coordinator of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
Brian King leads the Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, a global program of the CGIAR consortium centered on digital transformation of food systems worldwide. He has led programs leveraging successive waves of transformational digital technologies including establishing early internet networks and policies, building sustainable rural internet, licensing of mobile operators, governance of submarine cables and cross-border backbone networks, and building more inclusive mobile financial services, much of it in developing economies. He is a former agriculture extensionist and a California rice farmer.
Agri-food Economist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Jonathan Mockshell is an agricultural development economist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). His work is at the interface of improving agri-food retail environment, leveraging food system digital innovations, and building climate resilient food systems. Jonathan’s current work aims at generating evidence for nudging the food retail environment to deliver healthy diet options; and supporting decision makers’ identify best bet climate smart investments. He created one of the first Digital Food Systems Evidence Clearing House. Jonathan has a background in agricultural economics, acquiring his PhD and MSc from the University of Hohenheim in Germany and BSc from the University of Ghana. He served as a member of the technical committee for the UNEP 10YFP on sustainable food systems program.
Maria Camila Gomez
Research Assistant – Decision and Policy Analysis at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Maria Camila Gomez is a biologist with experience in capacity building and support for the design of project strategies under the concept of inclusive digital agriculture to achieve the social appropriation of technologies and facilitate knowledge management.
September 17, 2019