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 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 ...
[WEBINAR] Minimum Data Requirements for Crop Modeling

[WEBINAR] Minimum Data Requirements for Crop Modeling

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CGIAR Webinar by the Platform for Big Data in Agriculture’s Community of Practice on Crop Modeling – Minimum Data Requirements ...
CIAT, World Bank and partners announce Digital Agriculture Country Profiles initiative

CIAT, World Bank and partners announce Digital Agriculture Country Profiles initiative

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Building on the success of the Climate-Smart Agriculture Country Profiles, CIAT, together with the World Bank and FAO, is leading ...
Webinar - Can machine learning technologies be useful to create or complete ontologies in agriculture?

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

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CGIAR Webinar by the Platform for Big Data in Agriculture’s Community of Practice on Ontologies – Can machine learning technologies ...
Webinar - Tale of Two Platforms: GEMS & GARDIAN

Webinar – Tale of Two Platforms: GEMS & GARDIAN

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CGIAR Webinar by the Platform for Big Data in Agriculture's Community of Practice on Crop Modeling - A Tale of ...
Webinar - Digital Extension in CGIAR

Webinar – Digital Extension in CGIAR

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CGIAR Webinar by the Platform for Big Data in Agriculture's Community of Practice on Data-Driven Agronomy - Digital Extension in ...
Webinar summary - What makes an ontology a reference for data annotation?

Webinar summary – What makes an ontology a reference for data annotation?

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The Ontologies Community of Practice (CoP) of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture launched a webinar series to debate, ...
New CoP Publication: Role of Modelling in International Crop Research

New CoP Publication: Role of Modelling in International Crop Research

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CGIAR researchers outline the history and basic principles of crop modelling, and describe major theoretical advances and their practical applications ...
Webinar - What makes an ontology a reference for data annotation?

Webinar – What makes an ontology a reference for data annotation?

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CGIAR Webinar by the Platform for Big Data in Agriculture’s Community of Practice on Ontologies – What makes an ontology ...
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Events

[WEBINAR] Semantic Annotation of Images in the FAIR Data Era

September 3, 2019 – September 3, 2019 | Online

CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture Convention 2019

October 16, 2019 – October 18, 2019 | ICRISAT Campus, Hyderabad, India

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