Harnessing the power of big data for agricultural research and development

Today marks the official launch of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, a new platform which aims to harness the power of big data for agricultural research and development.

This is an exciting new frontier in agricultural research-for-development. Better use of data will help drive better policy decisions, helping solve development problems more quickly, cheaply, and at a greater scale than before.

The Platform is where information becomes power: power to predict, prescribe, and produce more food, more sustainably.  It aims to increase the impact of agricultural development by embracing big data approaches to solve development problems faster, better and at greater scale than before.

Launch event details: 

The launch event is open to the public on May 15, 2017 at the ICT4DConference in Hyderabad, India at 17:30 GMT +5:30. Virtual participation in the launch is also available to all via livestream or by following on Twitter @CGIAR_Data, or the following event hashtags: #BigDataInAg #ICT4D2017 #BigData.