Our Communities of Practice

The Platform’s technical Communities of Practice (CoP’s), which are part of the Platform’s Module 2: Convene, work towards defining data standards and interoperability protocols, dovetailed with the Open Access and Open Data initiatives of the System Management Office. In addition, 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.

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.

Info and Data Management

A community that works towards enhancing capacity and culture change around data management at Centers, and helps the CGIAR community stay current in a rapidly changing data and publications landscape.

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.

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

Designing mobile phone solutions for agricultural extension: Perspectives matter!

Designing mobile phone solutions for agricultural extension: Perspectives matter!

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Creating successful digital tools for agricultural advisory requires designers to step into farmers’ shoes. And extension agents’ shoes. And their ...
Release: Crop Ontology Guidelines for Annotation of Phenotypic Data version 2.0

Release: Crop Ontology Guidelines for Annotation of Phenotypic Data version 2.0

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The Crop Ontology (CO) compiles concepts related to crops (traits, methods and scales), validated by community members. To better structure ...
Webinar - Advances of the Crop Ontology website and graph visualization using graph database

Webinar – Advances of the Crop Ontology website and graph visualization using graph database

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Webinar on how to use the new version of the Crop Ontology website ...
Training Session - Searching and requesting new terms in ontologies

Training Session – Searching and requesting new terms in ontologies

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Training session on the use of the Crop Ontology/Planteome term submission form and GitHub issue tracker to ask for new ...
Webinar - Innovations in ODK: Improving Data Collection for Agriculture and Scaling to the Global Community

Webinar – Innovations in ODK: Improving Data Collection for Agriculture and Scaling to the Global Community

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The Data-Driven Agronomy & Geospatial Data Communities of Practice webinar presented exciting innovations in the open data platform to help data ...
2020 Convention session - Big data to scale: A reality check

2020 Convention session – Big data to scale: A reality check

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This session on big data to scale aired live at the 2020 virtual CGIAR Convention on Big Data in Agriculture ...
New Publication from the Ontologies Community of Practice: A CGIAR Initiative for Big Data in Agrifood Systems

New Publication from the Ontologies Community of Practice: A CGIAR Initiative for Big Data in Agrifood Systems

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The Ontologies Community of Practice (CoP) published a paper on recent developments and how the CoP is contributing in identifying ...
2020 Convention session - Generalized Planetary Remote Sensing

2020 Convention session – Generalized Planetary Remote Sensing

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This session on generalized planetary remote sensing aired live at the 2020 virtual CGIAR Convention on Big Data in Agriculture ...
2020 Convention session - Next steps in socio-economic data interoperability

2020 Convention session – Next steps in socio-economic data interoperability

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This session on next steps in socio-economic data interoperability aired live at the 2020 virtual CGIAR Convention on Big Data ...
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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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