Women in Data
Women play a critical and potentially transformative role in agricultural growth in developing countries. For International Women´s Day, we want to highlight some of the women data scientists working to transform the lives of smallholder farmers across the globe.
Working towards gender-equal agricultural development and innovation requires a rethink as to how problems are defined and prioritized, who is engaged, and the way in which solutions are integrated. The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture is commited to achieving an gender-equal approach to agricultural development solutions through an inclusive digital transformation of the sector.
“It’s become ever more apparent that if we are to achieve a digital transformation in agriculture that is inclusive and avoids growing the digital divide, gender would be a key component.”
Brian King, CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture Coordinator