Big Data on Your Plate
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.
“Foreign” crops – from maize to mangoes – dominate national food consumption and farming practices worldwide
The origins of over two-thirds of the grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural crops countries grow and consume can be traced to ancient breadbaskets in distant parts of the world, according to an exhaustive peer-reviewed report published today.
Our highest level global agreements are so urgent that it’s difficult to image how we will even agree on measuring them before their deadlines arrive. We have prepared a policy brief outlining how methods innovated by CIAT researchers and partners can be used as indicators for SDG target 2.5, Aichi target 13, etc.
“This is where the rubber hits the road,” said the World Bank’s Erick Fernandes, opening the first Big Data for Agriculture Roadshow in East Africa in Nairobi, on Wednesday May 24th. Speaking to participants from government, the private sector and research...