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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.

News from our communities

WEBINAR SUMMARY: What makes an ontology a reference for data annotation?

WEBINAR SUMMARY: What makes an ontology a reference for data annotation?

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The Ontologies Community of Practice (CoP) of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture launched a webinar series to debate, ...
New CoP Publication: Role of Modelling in International Crop Research

New CoP Publication: Role of Modelling in International Crop Research

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CGIAR researchers outline the history and basic principles of crop modelling, and describe major theoretical advances and their practical applications ...
GARDIAN and facilitating data interoperability at CGIAR

GARDIAN and facilitating data interoperability at CGIAR

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The CGIAR online search engine, GARDIAN, is easy to navigate and to perform simple queries to locate data and publications; ...
Issue Brief & Video - Overcoming Challenges to Digital Agribusiness Start-Ups in Developing Countries

Issue Brief & Video – Overcoming Challenges to Digital Agribusiness Start-Ups in Developing Countries

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Digital agriculture is only an emerging sector in the developing world, and those trying to introduce it face enormous challenges to deliver ...
Challenges and opportunities of establishing data-driven agronomic services

Challenges and opportunities of establishing data-driven agronomic services

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Challenges and opportunities of establishing data-driven agronomic services to small-scale farmers across the world ...
Webinar - Origin of Asymmetry: The need for standards in data-driven services for agriculture

Webinar – Origin of Asymmetry: The need for standards in data-driven services for agriculture

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23 Nov 2018 - CGIAR Webinar by the Platform for Big Data in Agriculture's Community of Practice on Data-driven Agronomy ...
Cross-continental disease and crop modeling collaborations to beat back wheat blast

Cross-continental disease and crop modeling collaborations to beat back wheat blast

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Cross-continental collaborations facilitated by the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture thrive to beat back the threat of wheat ...
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