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Transforming the agricultural sector with big data tools

Big data approaches take on the challenge of creating a more food secure world.
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Transforming the agricultural sector with big data tools

VIDEO: Q&A with Gideon Kruseman from the International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center

2019 Youth in Data delegates Madiha Sadaf and Hiba Anjum interview Gideon Kruseman from the International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center (CIMMYT) on the BIG DATA Platform Community of Practice on Socio-Economic Data.
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VIDEO: Q&A with Gideon Kruseman from the International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center

VIDEO: Q&A with Kevin Gitau from iShamba

2019 Youth in Data delegate Joorie Bhattacharya interviews Kevin Gitau from iShamba on his 2019 Inspire Challenge finalist project "Let it Rain.”
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VIDEO: Q&A with Kevin Gitau from iShamba

VIDEO: Q&A with Ram Dhuliballa from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Aid Tropics

2019 Youth in Data delegate Syeda Ruqhaiya Fatima interviews Ram Dhuliballa from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Aid Tropics (ICRISAT) on his 2019 Inspire Challenge finalist project "Climate information services to manage climate risks."
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VIDEO: Q&A with Ram Dhuliballa from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Aid Tropics

VIDEO: Q&A with Allard de Wit from Wageningen University & Research

2019 Youth in Data delegate Habeebuddin Mir interviews Allard de Wit from Wageningen University & Research on his 2019 Inspire Challenge finalist project “SLAM (Self-learning for agriculture management)."
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VIDEO: Q&A with Allard de Wit from Wageningen University & Research

VIDEO: Q&A with Berber Kramer from International Food Policy Research Institute

A 2019 Youth in Data delegate interviews Berber Kramer from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on her 2018 Inspire Challenge winning Scale-up project "Seeing is Believing."
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VIDEO: Q&A with Berber Kramer from International Food Policy Research Institute

VIDEO: Q&A with Manuel Hernandez from International Food Policy Research Institute

2019 Youth in Data delegate Kanchan Ghugre interviews Manuel Hernandez from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on the project “Show me what you eat."
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VIDEO: Q&A with Manuel Hernandez from International Food Policy Research Institute

VIDEO: Q&A with Joram Kabach from Twiga Foods

2019 Youth in Data delegate Shweta Panchal interviews Joram Kabach from Twiga Foods on his 2019 Inspire Challenge finalist project “Hungry cities: Inclusive food markets in Africa."
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VIDEO: Q&A with Joram Kabach from Twiga Foods

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BIG DATA ACROSS CGIAR

Humans, Machines and Ecosystems: Can big data disrupt livestock development?

Report back from the 2019 CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention ...
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Ruminating on a sustainable future for livestock

Report back from the 9th Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock meeting, September 2019 ...
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VIDEO: Can we feed the planet, and stay within planetary boundaries?

In this seminar, Professor Mario Herrero addresses the key messages of the EAT Lancet Report, including the role of livestock ...
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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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YOUTH IN DATA

Transforming the agricultural sector with big data tools

Transforming the agricultural sector with big data tools

Big data approaches take on the challenge of creating a more food secure world ...
Read More
VIDEO: Q&A with Gideon Kruseman from the International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center

VIDEO: Q&A with Gideon Kruseman from the International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center

2019 Youth in Data delegates Madiha Sadaf and Hiba Anjum interview Gideon Kruseman from the International Wheat and Maize Improvement ...
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VIDEO: Q&A with Kevin Gitau from iShamba

VIDEO: Q&A with Kevin Gitau from iShamba

2019 Youth in Data delegate Joorie Bhattacharya interviews Kevin Gitau from iShamba on his 2019 Inspire Challenge finalist project "Let ...
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VIDEO: Q&A with Ram Dhuliballa from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Aid Tropics

VIDEO: Q&A with Ram Dhuliballa from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Aid Tropics

2019 Youth in Data delegate Syeda Ruqhaiya Fatima interviews Ram Dhuliballa from the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Aid ...
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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

Open big data to help farmers weather climate change

Open big data to help farmers weather climate change

aWhere and the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture announce open access to maps for economic resilience ...
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Building trust is key for big data to deliver benefits to farmers

Building trust is key for big data to deliver benefits to farmers

More than 650 policymakers, agriculture researchers, and data experts met to discuss how building trust is key to securing the ...
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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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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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