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Now in its third year, the BIG DATA Platform’s Inspire Challenge has invested more than two million USD in innovative big data projects that seek to solve agricultural development issues.
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.
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.
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 side of an Ethiopian field.
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.
When it comes to assessing insurance claims on damaged crops, seeing is believing. Which could be key to mitigating negative effects for smallholder farmers as a result of climate change.