By leveraging massive amounts of data and using innovative computational analysis, the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture is working to help farmers increase their efficiency and reduce the risks that are inherent in farming, according to the article.

Asked if there is a role for artificial intelligence in agriculture, Sonja Vermeulen, Director of Programs, CGIAR System Organization, told IPS: “Absolutely. CGIAR’s role in this is creating and scaling up affordable AI and big data solutions – so they are relevant and accessible to a wide diversity of farmers regardless of gender, culture, wealth or literacy.”