Our Communities of Practice

As problems in society have become more complex and the nature of solutions more independent, extension systems have increased pressure to work across traditional expertise, as well as geographic and institutional boundaries to leverage maximum impact from resources. In response to this pressure, networks and communities need to emerge as the basis for solving problems rather than single institutions.

The Platform’s communities of practice (CoP’s), which are part of the Platform’s Module 2: Convene, aim to leverage technology and new data resources to create broader and deeper impact in programming, as well as to build capacity internally and externally on big data approaches in agriculture.

The Platform established these Communities of Practice (CoPs) across Centers to work towards defining data standards and interoperability protocols, dovetailed with the Open Access and Open Data initiatives of the System Management Office.

They foster collaboration spaces and opportunities, facilitate connectivity and sharing of methodologies, and support the organization of capacity-building workshops.

Our communities

Data-driven Agronomy

A community aimed at collectively strengthening the innovation of technology and big data to tackle an array of agricultural challenges – including the closing of yield gaps – to reduce hunger and poverty and transform global agriculture.

Crop Modeling

A community that encompasses a wide range of quantitative applications, based around the broad concept of parametrizing interactions within and among the main drivers of cropping system.

Geospatial Data

A community that facilitates CGIAR’s research using geospatial data and analysis, undertaking activities to bring spatial scientists together through a series of coordinated communications and activities.

Livestock Data

A community that brings together livestock and data modellers with project implementers and decision makers from industry, the public sector and NGOs o drive informed livestock decision-making through the better use of existing data and analyses.

Ontologies Data

A community that focuses on the use and application of semantics for data harmonization at the levels of collection and storage, and for data interoperability and data discovery following the FAIR principles.

Socio-economic Data

A community that works on strategies to make the data interoperable, in order to enhance the impact and the use of CGIAR-related socio-economic data for partners in development.

News from our communities

Webinar - Machine Learning with Metadata and Experimental Citizen Science in R

Webinar – Machine Learning with Metadata and Experimental Citizen Science in R

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Webinar organized by the Geospatial Data Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture ...
Webinar - Agricultural Monitoring with Planet Data

Webinar – Agricultural Monitoring with Planet Data

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Webinar organized by the Geospatial Data Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture ...
Webinar - Accessibility Mapping in R

Webinar – Accessibility Mapping in R

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Webinar organized by the Geospatial Data Community of Practice by the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture ...
Webinar - Climate Similarity Analysis with R

Webinar – Climate Similarity Analysis with R

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Webinar organized by the Geospatial Data Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture ...
Webinar - Overview, examples & applications of APSIM platform

Webinar – Overview, examples & applications of APSIM platform

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Webinar organized by the Crop Modeling Community of Practice in collaboration with the Geospatial Community of Practice ...
Agricultural Ontologies in Use: The Agronomy Ontology

Agricultural Ontologies in Use: The Agronomy Ontology

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The Ontologies Community of Practice is engaged in the development of ontologies for agricultural research. In a series of blog ...
Webinar - The Crop Ontology, the Integrated Breeding Platform, and Breedbase: Collaboration for harmonizing breeding data

Webinar – The Crop Ontology, the Integrated Breeding Platform, and Breedbase: Collaboration for harmonizing breeding data

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Webinar organized by the Ontologies Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture ...
Webinar summary - The Crop Ontology, the Integrated Breeding Platform, and Breedbase: Collaboration for harmonizing breeding data

Webinar summary – The Crop Ontology, the Integrated Breeding Platform, and Breedbase: Collaboration for harmonizing breeding data

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In this new webinar series, "All about our products and their uses," the Ontologies Community of Practice presents and explores ...
Digital tools only part of the food security solution

Digital tools only part of the food security solution

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Lessons learned tackling Banana Xanthomonas Wilt in the Great Lakes Region show that digital extension offers critical two-way data flow, ...
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Events

[WEBINAR] FAIR Guidelines and Assessment in GARDIAN

June 25, 2019 – June 25, 2019 | Online

[WEBINAR] Semantic Annotation of Images in the FAIR Data Era

September 3, 2019 – September 3, 2019 | Online

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