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 - Secondary data for crop modeling: Filling data gaps under lockdowns

Webinar – Secondary data for crop modeling: Filling data gaps under lockdowns

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Webinar organized by the Crop Modeling and Geospatial Data Communities of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in ...
Webinar - The Food Ontology & its application for text mining (LexMapr) & food production description (PO2)

Webinar – The Food Ontology & its application for text mining (LexMapr) & food production description (PO2)

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Webinar organized by the Ontologies Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture ...
100Q: Boosting household survey data usability with 100 core questions

100Q: Boosting household survey data usability with 100 core questions

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CGIAR socio-economic researchers have developed a standardized set of farm household survey questions to improve dataset comparability over space and ...
Webinar - Harmonization of COVID-19 phone surveys in CGIAR

Webinar – Harmonization of COVID-19 phone surveys in CGIAR

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Webinar organized by the Socio-Economic Data Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture ...
CGIAR Centers receive international analytics award for sustainable agriculture tools

CGIAR Centers receive international analytics award for sustainable agriculture tools

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The 2020 IAAA award recognizes groundbreaking data systems and tools helping more than 150,000 farmers in Mexico. Daniel Jimenez, Leader ...
Agricultural Ontologies in Use: FoodOn – A farm to fork food description ontology

Agricultural Ontologies in Use: FoodOn – A farm to fork food description 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 - Use of Ontologies and Knowledge Graphs by BASF and KWS

Webinar – Use of Ontologies and Knowledge Graphs by BASF and KWS

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Webinar organized by the Ontologies Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture ...
Webinar - Guide for Collecting and Sharing Ground Reference Data for Machine Learning Applications

Webinar – Guide for Collecting and Sharing Ground Reference Data for Machine Learning Applications

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Webinar organized by the Radiant Earth Foundation and the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture ...
Launching the AgriFoodTrust platform

Launching the AgriFoodTrust platform

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Introduced at the Strike Two Summit in late February, the new testing and learning platform aims to build the knowledge ...
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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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