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 - The Science of Scaling

Webinar – The Science of Scaling

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What is the science of scaling and what have we learned so far? What critical knowledge gaps are yet to ...
Webinar - SEONT: Semantics & mapping exercise to add structure to messy socio-economic data

Webinar – SEONT: Semantics & mapping exercise to add structure to messy socio-economic data

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Webinar organized by the Ontologies Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture ...
New study on measuring efficiency in potato landraces: How far are we from the optimum?

New study on measuring efficiency in potato landraces: How far are we from the optimum?

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A new publication by scientists from the International Potato Center (CIP) highlights the usefulness of combining crop growth model, remote ...
Webinar - Target Population of Environments (TPE) & beyond: Helping make better crop improvement practice

Webinar – Target Population of Environments (TPE) & beyond: Helping make better crop improvement practice

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Webinar organized by the Crop Modeling Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture ...
Webinar - Digital tools for farmers advisory and climate action

Webinar – Digital tools for farmers advisory and climate action

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Webinar organized by the Data-Driven Agronomy Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture ...
Webinar - Meaningful scaling: The what and why of scaling

Webinar – Meaningful scaling: The what and why of scaling

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Webinar organized by the Data-Driven Agronomy Community of Practice of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture ...
Q&A: Susanne Köhler explores how blockchain can create social and environmental impacts

Q&A: Susanne Köhler explores how blockchain can create social and environmental impacts

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A conversation on how blockchain technology can be used to increase the resilience of individuals, communities and ecosystems ...
Researchers urged to use common gender keywords to improve data impact

Researchers urged to use common gender keywords to improve data impact

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A lack of consistent keywords when tagging research is leading to holes in searches for gender research across CGIAR, the ...
COPO: A portal to describe, store, and retrieve plant data

COPO: A portal to describe, store, and retrieve plant data

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COPO, an open source tool to help researchers meet the FAIR data principles, aims to push the envelope on state ...
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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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