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Our Communities of Practice

Welcome

To the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture 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.

 

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