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 - 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 ...
2020 Convention session - Connecting ontologies and thesauri for Agrifood data annotation: the use case of AGROVOC and the agronomy ontology

2020 Convention session – Connecting ontologies and thesauri for Agrifood data annotation: the use case of AGROVOC and the agronomy ontology

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This session on ontologies and thesauri for agri-food data annotation aired live at the 2020 virtual CGIAR Convention on Big ...
2020 Convention session - Agrimetrics, the Agri-Food data marketplace

2020 Convention session – Agrimetrics, the Agri-Food data marketplace

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This session on Agrimetrics aired live at the 2020 virtual CGIAR Convention on Big Data in Agriculture ...
2020 Convention session - Gridded crop modeling advances & challenges

2020 Convention session – Gridded crop modeling advances & challenges

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This session on gridded crop modeling advances and challenges aired live at the virtual 2020 CGIAR Convention on Big Data ...
Webinar - Scaling in Practice

Webinar – Scaling in Practice

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This webinar by the Data-Driven Agronomy and Scaling Communities of Practice discusses scaling in practice ...
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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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