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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

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More than 650 policymakers, agriculture researchers, and data experts met to discuss how building trust is key to securing the benefits of big data for smallholder farmers and consumers, during the 2019 Annual Convention of CGIAR Platform for Big Data
2019 BIG DATA Convention to tackle trust in digital agriculture

2019 BIG DATA Convention to tackle trust in digital agriculture

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India to host BIG DATA convention in Hyderabad. 1 million USD in Inspire Challenge grants to be announced.
Meet the 2019 Inspire Challenge finalists

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.
New agreement will take innovative data collection system to fisheries in seven more countries

New agreement will take innovative data collection system to fisheries in seven more countries

A 2018 Inspire Challenge project led by WorldFish and Pelagic Data Systems has signed an agreement to expand their pioneering work to better understand stocks and catches from small-scale fisheries to seven countries across Africa and Asia.
Innovative surveillance technique gives vital time needed to track a cereal killer

Innovative surveillance technique gives vital time needed to track a cereal killer

A new paper published in BMC Biology by the MARPLE diagnostics team, a 2018 Inspire Challenge Scale-up winner, shows how the research partnership reduced the speed of diagnostics from many months in high-end labs, to just two days from the
Timor-Leste launches world-first monitoring system for small-scale fisheries

Timor-Leste launches world-first monitoring system for small-scale fisheries

A 2018 Inspire Challenge project led by WorldFish and Pelagic Data Systems has launched a new online dashboard that tracks fishing activities in Timor-Leste. The dashboard puts important data in the hands of fisheries officers, researchers and local stakeholders.

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