Our Communities of Practice

The Platform’s technical Communities of Practice (CoP’s), which are part of the Platform’s Module 2: Convene, work towards defining data standards and interoperability protocols, dovetailed with the Open Access and Open Data initiatives of the System Management Office. In addition, 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.

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.

Info and Data Management

A community that works towards enhancing capacity and culture change around data management at Centers, and helps the CGIAR community stay current in a rapidly changing data and publications landscape.

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.

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–Trade-offs and synergies between different extension delivery models

Webinar–Trade-offs and synergies between different extension delivery models

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The Data-Driven Community of Practice webinar to explore novel and classic delivery models as digital and participatory research methods ...
FAO cooperates with CGIAR to increase interoperability between food and agricultural information systems

FAO cooperates with CGIAR to increase interoperability between food and agricultural information systems

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CGIAR and FAO announce new collaboration aiming to enhance data sharing in the food and agricultural sector through the AGROVOC ...
Webinar – Adaptative extension: addressing the diversity of smallholder farmers

Webinar – Adaptative extension: addressing the diversity of smallholder farmers

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The Data-Driven Agronomy Community of Practice webinar on digital extension programs and how to provide tailored information to farmers and ...
Designing mobile phone solutions for agricultural extension: Perspectives matter!

Designing mobile phone solutions for agricultural extension: Perspectives matter!

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Creating successful digital tools for agricultural advisory requires designers to step into farmers’ shoes. And extension agents’ shoes. And their ...
Release: Crop Ontology Guidelines for Annotation of Phenotypic Data version 2.0

Release: Crop Ontology Guidelines for Annotation of Phenotypic Data version 2.0

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The Crop Ontology (CO) compiles concepts related to crops (traits, methods and scales), validated by community members. To better structure ...
Webinar - Innovations in ODK: Improving Data Collection for Agriculture and Scaling to the Global Community

Webinar – Innovations in ODK: Improving Data Collection for Agriculture and Scaling to the Global Community

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The Data-Driven Agronomy & Geospatial Data Communities of Practice webinar presented exciting innovations in the open data platform to help data ...
2020 Convention session - Big data to scale: A reality check

2020 Convention session – Big data to scale: A reality check

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This session on big data to scale aired live at the 2020 virtual CGIAR Convention on Big Data in Agriculture ...
New Publication from the Ontologies Community of Practice: A CGIAR Initiative for Big Data in Agrifood Systems

New Publication from the Ontologies Community of Practice: A CGIAR Initiative for Big Data in Agrifood Systems

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The Ontologies Community of Practice (CoP) published a paper on recent developments and how the CoP is contributing in identifying ...
2020 Convention session - Generalized Planetary Remote Sensing

2020 Convention session – Generalized Planetary Remote Sensing

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This session on generalized planetary remote sensing aired live at the 2020 virtual CGIAR Convention on Big Data in Agriculture ...
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