Vietnam’s technology innovators and farmers convened at a workshop to gain a deeper appreciation of the challenges in the field on the one hand, and existing technology solutions on the other.
As a young data scientist I strongly believe that if we can share the data we hold in our laptops, and take advantage of the daily generated data, we can have more nutritious food in our plates.
Although data is important for all players in the value chain, the primary end-users are the farmers and they are the most novice players in the big data approach, particularly those in developing countries.
Latest meeting of the Livestock Data for Decisions community strengthens collaboration for improved livestock data.
Just under 50% of the global agricultural workforce is female, and over two-thirds of smallholder farmers are women, by some estimates. Why shouldn’t this female workforce have similar representation in those trying to work for and with them?
Organisations, sectors, and disciplines are always going to work better with a balance of women and men, as well as other aspects of diversity, because we approach problems in different ways and ask different questions. To achieve sustainable development we need people thinking in different ways towards a common goal.