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Video: Beyond the Census of Things

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Video: Beyond the Census of Things

Webinar: Pier Luigi Buttigieg on publishing F.A.I.R data for agriculture development

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Webinar: Pier Luigi Buttigieg on publishing F.A.I.R data for agriculture development

A scientific data engine for global food security: 3 challenges ahead

The launch of GARDIAN is the first solid step towards making the scientific knowledge the CGIAR network generates openly discoverable, accessible and usable. After this major milestone, I see three more key challenges waiting to be overcome.
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A scientific data engine for global food security: 3 challenges ahead

Decoding food security at the 2018 Big Data in Agriculture Convention

In order for the tools of big data to be put to use for food security, the data ecosystem must enable dynamic connections between data streams today and tomorrow, equipping all actors in the global food system with new agility and adaptability.
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Decoding food security at the 2018 Big Data in Agriculture Convention

Video: Demystifying ontologies for agriculture

Learn about ontologies and their importance for making agricultural data interoperable with the interview of two experts in data management and information systems.
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Video: Demystifying ontologies for agriculture

Big data partnership: CGIAR analytics meets IVR to bring tailored advice to Malawi farmers

To run their farms as a business, smallholders need more access to relevant and timely information. Interactive Voice Response-based (IVR) technology has vast potential to meet their needs.
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Big data partnership: CGIAR analytics meets IVR to bring tailored advice to Malawi farmers

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 propel us towards a food-secure future.
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Data-driven innovations taking agriculture to the digital frontier of science

Big Data approaches offer hope for improved livestock analysis

How can data-driven approaches improve the sustainability and resilience of food systems? And can these approaches be successfully applied in the livestock sector?
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Big Data approaches offer hope for improved livestock analysis

YOUTH IN DATA

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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Kenya’s ICT Cabinet Secretary: Data is 'key' to smart farming

Kenya’s ICT Cabinet Secretary: Data is ‘key’ to smart farming

Kenya’s ICT Cabinet Secretary: Data is 'key' to smart farming Smart farming is key to developing sustainable agriculture and this ...
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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 the produce grown by him, then what about the data ...
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INNOVATION

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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10 ways CGIAR is opening up data for agricultural innovation

10 ways CGIAR is opening up data for agricultural innovation

To coincide with open access week, running from 22-28 October, we’ve compiled 10 CGIAR-led agricultural innovations that are propelling our ...
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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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ACCESS & DISCOVERABILITY

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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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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APPLICATION & USE

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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Smallholder. Big data

Smallholder. Big data

Big data can help smallholders can become agriculture's big players ...
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BIG DATA ACROSS CGIAR

How data collected in Vietnam helped rapid response to to viral cassava disease outbreak in SE Asia

Even though the costs have come down, doing varietal identification at scale with DNA FP is still a significant investment.  ...
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Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning platform wins silver award in Berlin

The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning online platform (MEL), used by eight CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) and Centers, has won the ...
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Mapping Urbanization and Nutritional Outcomes

Urbanization in Nigeria associated with lower rates of child stunting but higher rates of obesity among women ...
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Mapping Rainfall Variability over Eastern and Southern Africa

Analysis on the CHIRPS-v2 gridded rainfall data revealed a high-resolution spatio-temporal pattern of rainfall variability in the region largely lacking ...
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