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 - APSIM Platform for Modeling and Simulation of Agricultural Systems: Overview, Examples & Applications

Webinar – APSIM Platform for Modeling and Simulation of Agricultural Systems: Overview, Examples & Applications

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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, ...
Uber for tractors: a digital tool to cut rice losses

Uber for tractors: a digital tool to cut rice losses

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The EasyHarvest app in the Philippines is already cutting rice postharvest losses for farmers and reducing transport emissions ...
Artificial intelligence to track pests and diseases in India

Artificial intelligence to track pests and diseases in India

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The Plantix app in India uses machine learning, helping thousands of farmers detect and diagnose disease and pest damage ...
Video extension to halt Fall Army Worm must include women

Video extension to halt Fall Army Worm must include women

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Video-mediated extension is a useful tool to prompt learning and dialogue among communities, with women presenters shown to provide a ...
DIGITAL EXTENSION SERVICES BLOG COMPETITION WINNERS

DIGITAL EXTENSION SERVICES BLOG COMPETITION WINNERS

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Announcing the winners of the blog competition on digital extension services ...
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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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