A more comprehensive understanding of agricultural soils is needed to support sustainable development decision making – but collecting the necessary data is challenging.
Extension officers, radio, and mobile phones remain crucial for the farmers to access and discover agricultural information.
Transdisciplinary thinking is a fundamental requirement if we are to take meaningful steps towards using big data to solve complex socio-environmental problems.
Farmers are contributing to the huge amounts of information that can be harnessed for global food security solutions. But they need good allies to ensure its full, and ethical, potential is reached.
Does big data raise more questions than answers?
Big data in agriculture is instrumental not just for farmers who produce our food but for various stakeholders and along the agriculture value chain.