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

Agricultural Ontologies in Use: New Crops and Traits in the Crop Ontology

Agricultural Ontologies in Use: New Crops and Traits in the Crop 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 ...
Shared standards for digital agriculture

Shared standards for digital agriculture

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International standards in digital agriculture have the potential to transform the sector, resulting in cost savings, efficiency, and scale ...
Agricultural Ontologies in Use: The GEMS PLATFORM

Agricultural Ontologies in Use: The GEMS PLATFORM

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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 summary - Semantic annotation of images in the FAIR data era

Webinar summary – Semantic annotation of images in the FAIR data era

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The Ontologies Community of Practice hosted a webinar series to debate, share, and advance our thinking on selected topics in ...
Webinar - Semantic annotation of images in the FAIR data era

Webinar – Semantic annotation of images in the FAIR data era

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CGIAR Webinar by the Platform for Big Data in Agriculture’s Community of Practice on Ontologies – Semantic Annotation of Images ...
Webinar - Ask Gerrit and Cheryl Anything about DSSAT

Webinar – Ask Gerrit and Cheryl Anything about DSSAT

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CGIAR Webinar by the Platform for Big Data in Agriculture’s Community of Practice on Crop Modeling – Ask Gerrit and ...
Digital Extension Services Blog Competition – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Digital Extension Services Blog Competition – DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Are you developing or applying technologies for digital extension services? Are you an enthusiastic agritech entrepreneur that has tackled the ...
Agricultural Ontologies in Use: the Breeding API Project

Agricultural Ontologies in Use: the Breeding API Project

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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 summary – Can machine learning technologies be useful to create or complete ontologies in agriculture?

Webinar summary – Can machine learning technologies be useful to create or complete ontologies in agriculture?

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The Ontologies Community of Practice launched a webinar series to debate, share, and advance our thinking on selected topics in ...
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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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