Big data can help smallholders can become agriculture’s big players.
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.
Quick disease monitoring and diagnosis of tubers, due to the limited number of experts and resources to cover the entire country, has been a problem for Uganda. How can big data solve this?
To achieve food and nutritional security, for present and future generations, an agricultural transformation is not only required. It is vital.
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.
If the farmer has right to consume, sell or share the produce grown by him, then what about the data generated from his farm? For real digital empowerment there must also be data empowerment