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Calling for delegates to participate in 2019 Youth in Data Media Bootcamp!

This event builds on the launch of our BIG DATA youth initiatives, as we work to engage with youth in the agriculture and digital space sector in a meaningful way.
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Calling for delegates to participate in 2019 Youth in Data Media Bootcamp!

Agricultural Ontologies in Use: New Crops and Traits in the Crop Ontology

The Ontologies Community of Practice is engaged in the development of ontologies for agricultural research. In a series of blog posts, we’ll take a look at ongoing ontologies projects and developments.
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Agricultural Ontologies in Use: New Crops and Traits in the Crop Ontology

Shared standards for digital agriculture

International standards in digital agriculture have the potential to transform the sector, resulting in cost savings, efficiency, and scale.
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Shared standards for digital agriculture

Meet the 2019 Inspire Challenge finalists

These are the ten innovative projects that qualified as finalists to compete for 500,000 USD at the 2019 Big Data in Agriculture Convention. Check them out here.
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Meet the 2019 Inspire Challenge finalists

Agricultural Ontologies in Use: The GEMS PLATFORM

The Ontologies Community of Practice is engaged in the development of ontologies for agricultural research. In a series of blog posts, we’ll take a look at ongoing ontologies projects and developments.
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Agricultural Ontologies in Use: The GEMS PLATFORM

New tool launched to help measure digital innovation impacts across food systems

The Digital Food Systems Evidence Clearing House is building the evidence base for digital interventions, from production to policy.
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New tool launched to help measure digital innovation impacts across food systems

Webinar summary – Semantic annotation of images in the FAIR data era

The Ontologies Community of Practice hosted a webinar series to debate, share, and advance our thinking on selected topics in the domain of ontologies. Here’s what we learned from the third webinar.
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Webinar summary – Semantic annotation of images in the FAIR data era

The key to driving Africa’s agricultural revolution is good data

As the digital revolution of African agriculture takes center stage at the 2019 African Green Revolution Forum, CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture Coordinator Brian King writes on the importance of more and better data for transforming agriculture on the continent and providing new models to ensure no farmer is left behind.
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The key to driving Africa’s agricultural revolution is good data

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BIG DATA ACROSS CGIAR

Mapping Rice Yields using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and the ORYZA Model

Data on rice production is a fundamental component of the economy in many Asian countries, yet the existing national accounting ...
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Mapping Soil Erosion using Satellite Remote Sensing

Tor-Gunnar Vågen and Leigh Ann Winowiecki from World Agroforestry (ICRAF) co-authored a study on the spatial assessments of soil erosion ...
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CGIAR-CSI Goes to AfricaGIS 2019

CGIAR-CSI partners with EIS-Africa to participate in the upcoming AfricaGIS 2019 conference in Rwanda in November 2019. About 30 community ...
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Mapping Inland Valleys in Benin, Sierra Leone, and Mali

Justin Djagba (AfricaRice) and Sander Zwart (IWMI) co-authored a data article describing the dataset used in two earlier studies that ...
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YOUTH IN DATA

Calling for delegates to participate in 2019 Youth in Data Media Bootcamp!

Calling for delegates to participate in 2019 Youth in Data Media Bootcamp!

This event builds on the launch of our BIG DATA youth initiatives, as we work to engage with youth in ...
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5 key challenges facing the agriculture data ecosystem

5 key challenges facing the agriculture data ecosystem

In adopting an emerging technology like Big Data, there are common issues that every industry must deal with to realize ...
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3 sources of demand for big data in biodiversity innovation

3 sources of demand for big data in biodiversity innovation

Margaret Ann Tutwiler, the Director General of Bioversity International, discusses the importance of big data tools for supporting agricultural diversity initiatives ...
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Convention highlights: Blockchain in food systems

Convention highlights: Blockchain in food systems

Blockchain in Food Systems Blockchain is one of the most exciting emerging technologies and was given much attention during the ...
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PRIVACY AND ETHICS

If Mary has a little lamb, who should know about it?

If Mary has a little lamb, who should know about it?

The GDPR and data science for agricultural development are at odds when it comes to delivering personalized products for the ...
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Grow more food and mitigate climate change? Agricultural soil data could help

Grow more food and mitigate climate change? Agricultural soil data could help

A more comprehensive understanding of agricultural soils is needed to support sustainable development decision making - but collecting the necessary ...
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Meet Bob. The farmer needing your help to revolutionize agriculture

Meet Bob. The farmer needing your help to revolutionize agriculture

Farmers are contributing to the huge amounts of information that can be harnessed for global food security solutions. But they ...
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Data democracy: Data from the people, by the people, for the people

Data democracy: Data from the people, by the people, for the people

If the farmer has right to consume, sell, or share their crop, then what about the data generated by the ...
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INNOVATION

2019 Inspire Challenge Q&A webinar: Key takeaways

2019 Inspire Challenge Q&A webinar: Key takeaways

This year the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture will award up to 1 million USD in grants to ...
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When climate problems arise, farmers collect and share vital information with GeoFarmer app

When climate problems arise, farmers collect and share vital information with GeoFarmer app

The GeoFarmer app allows community workers and smallholder farmers to collect and share information on climate-related agricultural interventions. The innovative ...
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Seeing really is believing: farmers’ photos revolutionize insurance and advisory services

Seeing really is believing: farmers’ photos revolutionize insurance and advisory services

When it comes to assessing insurance claims on damaged crops, seeing is believing. Which could be key to mitigating negative ...
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Data-driven innovations taking agriculture to the digital frontier of science

Data-driven innovations taking agriculture to the digital frontier of science

At the intersection of agriculture and data science lies a host of exciting innovations that are pushing the boundaries to ...
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ACCESS & DISCOVERABILITY

GARDIAN: The data search tool unlocking agricultural development innovation

GARDIAN: The data search tool unlocking agricultural development innovation

Unlocking digital innovation in agricultural development requires the ability to aggregate data from a variety of sources and disciplines. GARDIAN ...
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GARDIAN and facilitating data interoperability at CGIAR

GARDIAN and facilitating data interoperability at CGIAR

The CGIAR online search engine, GARDIAN, is easy to navigate and to perform simple queries to locate data and publications; ...
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Open Access: Unlocking agricultural innovation

Open Access: Unlocking agricultural innovation

Open Access: Unlocking agricultural innovation Open access to knowledge and data has the power to drive agricultural innovation, accelerating our ...
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Grow more food and mitigate climate change? Agricultural soil data could help

Grow more food and mitigate climate change? Agricultural soil data could help

A more comprehensive understanding of agricultural soils is needed to support sustainable development decision making - but collecting the necessary ...
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APPLICATION & USE

How the data revolution could help design better agronomic investments

How the data revolution could help design better agronomic investments

Researchers are using data and tools to produce information that can help farmers, research institutions and governments take better decisions ...
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Consuming information: Agriculture at the crossroads of sustainability

Consuming information: Agriculture at the crossroads of sustainability

Extension officers, radio, and mobile phones remain crucial for the farmers to access and discover agricultural information ...
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Transdisciplinary thinking essential to enable sustainable data-intensive agroecosystems

Transdisciplinary thinking essential to enable sustainable data-intensive agroecosystems

Transdisciplinary thinking is a fundamental requirement if we are to take meaningful steps towards using big data to solve complex ...
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For the rural farmer, does big data raise more questions than answers?

For the rural farmer, does big data raise more questions than answers?

Does big data raise more questions than answers? ...
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