The CGIAR Big Data Platform democratizes decades of agricultural data empowering analysts, statisticians, programmers and more to mine information for trends and quirks, and develop rapid, accurate and compelling recommendations for farmers, researchers and policymakers. The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture will be a global leader in this effort. It aims to positively disrupt agricultural research, helping to generate impactful big data innovations that can revolutionize farming in developing countries.

It will provide global leadership in organizing open data, convening partners to develop innovative ideas, and demonstrating the power of big data analytics through inspiring projects. It will help ensure that the data revolution is deep, diffuse and democratic, reaching the most vulnerable farmers. As the largest network of agricultural research organizations in the world, CGIAR is uniquely positioned to be a thought leader and global convener on the use of big data and information technology in agriculture.

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