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

Decreasing global crop modeling uncertainty with better geospatial data

Decreasing global crop modeling uncertainty with better geospatial data

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A new publication from scientists at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center highlights the need to better constrain parameters ...
Personalized fertilizer knowledge for smallholder farmers in Myanmar

Personalized fertilizer knowledge for smallholder farmers in Myanmar

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This blog is a submission to the Community of Practice on Data-Driven Agronomy’s blog competition on digital extension—an opportunity for ...
Digital Extension Services Blog Competition Entries

Digital Extension Services Blog Competition Entries

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View all submissions to the digital extension services blog competition, and vote for your favorites by sharing on social media ...
Demand-driven plant health advisory services to farmers

Demand-driven plant health advisory services to farmers

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This blog is a submission to the Community of Practice on Data-Driven Agronomy’s blog competition on digital extension—an opportunity for ...
Helping farmers overcome financial challenges

Helping farmers overcome financial challenges

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This blog is a submission to the Community of Practice on Data-Driven Agronomy’s blog competition on digital extension—an opportunity for ...
Timely information at every stage of the crop cycle for farmers in Nepal

Timely information at every stage of the crop cycle for farmers in Nepal

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This blog is a submission to the Community of Practice on Data-Driven Agronomy’s blog competition on digital extension—an opportunity for ...
Data-driven management for dairy farmers in Kenya

Data-driven management for dairy farmers in Kenya

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This blog is a submission to the Community of Practice on Data-Driven Agronomy’s blog competition on digital extension—an opportunity for ...
Bridging the knowledge gap between farmers and the youth

Bridging the knowledge gap between farmers and the youth

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This blog is a submission to the Community of Practice on Data-Driven Agronomy’s blog competition on digital extension—an opportunity for ...
Improving ICT advisory services in Cameroon

Improving ICT advisory services in Cameroon

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This blog is a submission to the Community of Practice on Data-Driven Agronomy’s blog competition on digital extension—an opportunity for ...
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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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