Big Data on Your Plate
The Cassava Genome Hub: Terabytes of tuberous tropical root research set to revolutionize big data for agriculture
When it comes to cassava, we are in the midst of a genomic revolution that is producing enormous amounts of information. CIAT’s goal is to develop the tools and skills needed to analyze all this data, and in turn accelerate and enhance the impact of international agricultural research.
CIAT’s Debisi Araba believes that African agriculture needs data revolution – and the CGIAR Big Data Platform will play a central role.
A new interface was developed to query and download future daily bias corrected data for crop growth modeling, which will help improve our understanding of the effects of climate change on agriculture.
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?
“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.
The Colombian Agricultural Research Corporation (Corpoica) and CIAT are part of a global community of practice committed to developing a set of tools that facilitate proper management of germplasm collections and respond to users’ needs, from small producers to associations.
The first Big Data for Agriculture Roadshow in East Africa is another event held in Africa with support from CIAT and the World Bank Group.
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?
Big Data is taken Uganda. CIAT and the World Bank Group present at this important event.
The Crop and Climate modeling team of CIAT’s Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) Research Area supports the Center’s research processes through the development and implementation of agro-climatic models.