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LD4D takes on CGIAR’s Big Data in Agriculture Livestock Community of Practice

Karen Smyth attended the CGIAR’s Big Data in Agriculture Convention which took place in Cali, Colombia in September 2017.

The Big Data in Agriculture Convention of 2017: An Alliance for a Data Revolution, aimed to align the international scientific community to ‘’inspire a data revolution and to celebrate the intersection of big data and agriculture’’.  The event gathered together the international community of scientists, researchers, technologists, development experts, policy analysts, donors, advocates, change agents, last mile implementers, and many others to a convention at the intersection of big data and agriculture. Topics covered included how big data can transform smallholder agriculture, enabling farmers to boost food production and respond to pressing challenges such as climate change. Around 300 attended the 3 day event. For presentation and videos from the event please follow this link http://bigdata.cgiar.org/big-data-in-agriculture-convention-2017/