Digital innovations are cropping up across agricultural sectors, from extension services to trade, marketing to consumption. The growing number and diffusion of these digital innovations stand to help us build more resilient, adaptive, sustainable global food systems, improve welfare, and promote economic development.

There is, however, a perennial evidence gap in digital agriculture. This is to be expected with any class of emerging technology, but it is important to monitor how–and how much–these innovations are transforming our world if we wish to use them to their full potential.

At the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, we are of the view that systematic evidence collection and review needs to happen across the array of food system entry points.