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Andy Jarvis

Big Data Platform
Co-Pioneer
Cali, Colombia

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) https://ccafs.cgiar.org, based in Cali, Colombia.  Andy is also the Co-Pioneer of the CGIAR Platform on Big Data in Agriculture, a US$31m 6-year initiative to make agricultural development faster, more efficient and imact at greater scale through use of ICTs and big data approaches.  Andy has 10 years experience of scientific research in developing countries to support the goals of alleviating poverty, adapting to climate change and protecting the environment.  His research has focused on data-driven policy analysis on a variety of topics from agrobiodiversity conservation to climate impacts and adaptation.