REPORT – First Annual CGIAR for Big Data in Agriculture Convention: Event Summary and Agenda for Action

On September 19-22, 2017 the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research1 (CGIAR) gathered over 300 local and international researchers, non-profits, public and private sector actors for the first CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture Convention, hosted by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Palmira, Colombia. The Convention marked the programmatic launch of the Platform, which aims to enable the development sector to embrace data and other digital technology approaches to solve agricultural development problems faster, better and at greater scale.

The Platform works across the CGIAR network and CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) and with the gamut of stakeholders in the agriculture sector as they grapple with creation, curation, and sharing data to enable new approaches to complex development challenges…

Nov 8, 2017