Big Data on Your Plate

Big Data Platform, a path to improving decision making for smallholder farmers

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will lead CGIAR’s Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, whose objective is to take advantage of the capacities of big data to accelerate and boost the impact of international agricultural research and foster equitable rural development.

How much do countries benefit from one another’s crop diversity?

Bananas originated in South and Southeast Asia, and are now produced throughout the world’s tropics and eaten in at least 192 countries worldwide. Quinoa came from the South American Andes, and is currently cultivated in almost 100 nations. Countries clearly depend on one another’s crop diversity. But can we measure the extent of the benefits?

Big data, the key for tomorrow´s agriculture

“There is no greater feeling than being at the right time at the right place to dare outline the trends of the future agriculture that we need to start strengthening as of today,” said Daniel Jiménez, CIAT’s Data and agronomy scientist, to define his experience participating in the Information and Communication Technology for Agriculture (ICTforAg 2016) Conference carried out in Washington D.C.

Winter is coming

Given the climate prediction models that indicate that winter is coming, is Colombia ready to face another winter 2016-2017 like La Niña 2010-2011?

Daniel Jiménez

Daniel Jiménez

Agronomist, Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) Research Area

d.jimenez@cgiar.org

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