Transdisciplinary thinking is a fundamental requirement if we are to take meaningful steps towards using big data to solve complex socio-environmental problems.
Does big data raise more questions than answers?
To achieve food and nutritional security, for present and future generations, an agricultural transformation is not only required. It is vital.
Although data is important for all players in the value chain, the primary end-users are the farmers and they are the most novice players in the big data approach, particularly those in developing countries.
If the farmer has right to consume, sell, or share their crop, then what about the data generated by the farm? For real digital empowerment there must also be data empowerment.