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Monday, May 15 • 17:30 - 19:30
Big Data Launch Reception

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CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, will be launching the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture. This new multimillion-dollar initiative aims to fundamentally disrupt food production across the developing world, making it more productive, efficient, and resilient to challenges such as climate change – all through the power of information.

Bringing together thousands of experts - from agricultural scientists to whizz kids at some of the world’s leading tech firms - the Platform will collect and analyze vast amounts of data on crops, weather, soils and more. It will produce some of the most precise and reliable recommendations that farmers in developing countries have ever had, helping ensure that smallholders enjoy the benefits of the data revolution.

CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services.

Food and beverages served.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. David Bergvinson

Dr. David Bergvinson

Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
David joined ICRISAT in January 2015 to lead its strategy development to ensure science, demand-driven innovation and strategic partnerships come together to translate science into prosperity for rural families in the dryland tropics of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. | | Prior t... Read More →
avatar for Andy Jarvis

Andy Jarvis

Research Area Director, CGIAR
Dr. Andy Jarvis is the Director of the Decision and Policy Analysis Area in the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and is a Flagship Leader on the CGIAR Research Program for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), based in Cali, Colombia.  Andy i... Read More →
avatar for Jawoo Koo

Jawoo Koo

Senior Research Fellow, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Jawoo Koo is a Senior Research Fellow for the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and a co-pioneer of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture. At IFPRI he leads Spatial Data and Analytics Theme, where a team of researchers with multiple disciplinary backgrounds work on agroecological and socio-economic datasets and analytics. Jawoo received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department of the University of Florida where he specialized in process-based crop modeling applications for... Read More →

Sponsors
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CGIAR

Exhibit: CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture | The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture is where information becomes power: power to predict, prescribe, and produce more food, more sustainably. It democratizes decades of agricultural data empowering analysists, statisticians, programmers and more to mine information for trends and quirks, and develop rapid, accurate and compelling recommendations for farmers, researchers and policymakers... Read More →
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ICRISAT

Exhibit: Digital Agriculture: Pathway to Prosperity for better, faster and cheaper agri extension and advisory services through digital technology. | About: ICRISAT is a non profit, non political organization that conducts agricultural  research for development in Semi-Arid Tropi... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 17:30 - 19:30
Hall 3

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