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Tuesday, September 19
 

07:30

Coffee and Registration
Tuesday September 19, 2017 07:30 - 08:45
Break Area CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

08:45

Welcome to CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture 2017
Speakers
avatar for Ruben Echeverria

Ruben Echeverria

Director General, CIAT
avatar for Shenggen Fan

Shenggen Fan

Director General, IFPRI
avatar for Elwyn Grainger-Jones

Elwyn Grainger-Jones

Executive Director, CGIAR
avatar for Andy Jarvis

Andy Jarvis

Climate Smart Agriculture Flagship Leader, 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) https://ccafs.cgiar.org, based in Cali... Read More →
avatar for Jawoo Koo

Jawoo Koo

Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
Jawoo is a Senior Research Fellow 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. Jawoo also serves as the Global Coordinator of the CGIAR Consortium... Read More →



Tuesday September 19, 2017 08:45 - 09:30
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

09:30

Why Big Data in Agriculture?
The agriculture sector world-wide is entering an era of digital transformation.  In this session we look on these changes through three lenses:  a perspective from a global firm, some observations from the innovation frontier of computer science in agriculture, and a look at the position of agriculture in large digital ecosystems.  How might we fully leverage--and shape--these trends to foster more resilient, sustainable, and productive food systems?

Moderators
avatar for Brendan Moroso

Brendan Moroso

Strategic Partnerships Guru, CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
Brendan Moroso is the Strategic Partnerships Guru of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, which seeks to harness the power of big data to accelerate and enhance the impact of international agricultural research, and which is co-led by the International Center for Tropical... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for George Azzari

George Azzari

Research Scientist, Stanford University
avatar for Robin Lougee

Robin Lougee

Research Industry Lead, Consumer Products & Ag, IBM Research
avatar for Frederic Pivetta

Frederic Pivetta

Managing Partner, Dalberg Data Insights
Frederic Pivetta is Managing Partner of Dalberg Data Insights, which is the Big Data entity of the Dalberg Group. Previously, he was part of the founding team of Real Impact Analytics since 2011, aiming at developing Big Data apps for telecom operators mostly in emerging economies... Read More →



Tuesday September 19, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

10:30

Break
Tuesday September 19, 2017 10:30 - 11:00
Break Area CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

11:00

How to turn the global vision into action?

Advances in computer science, connectivity, and geospatial analysis are enabling impressive new capabilities that the world needs to build more adaptive food systems.  The agriculture sector, however, trails behind the majority of economic sectors in overall digitization.  What must we do differently?   Panelists from varied backgrounds will address the challenges and opportunities of the digitization of agriculture, examining:

  • What is the role of different actors (public, private, non-profit, and research)?
  • How can we better use data to accelerate and enhance our research insights, and develop robust tools and services that can be mobilized across multiple domains and stakeholder communities to address food and market system needs?      
  • What are the real and perceived cultural and technical roadblocks, and how might they be overcome?
  • What can we learn from other sectors?

Moderators
avatar for Medha Devare

Medha Devare

Senior Research Fellow & Module Lead, IFPRI/Big Data Platform
Medha is a cropping systems agronomist with familiarity working in the US and developing countries. She managed the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) in Nepal working from the Kathmandu office of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and currently... Read More →

Speakers
EC

Erick C.M. Fernandes

Erick Fernandes is an Adviser for Agriculture & Rural Development at the World Bank. He holds a BS in Forestry from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD in Soil Science from North Carolina State University. Erick was a Professor of Crop and Soil Sciences at Cornell University with... Read More →
avatar for Joe Flasher

Joe Flasher

Open Geospatial Data Lead, Amazon Web Services
Joe Flasher is the Open Geospatial Data Lead at Amazon Web Services helping organizations most effectively make data available for analysis in the cloud. The AWS open data program has democratized access to petabytes of data, including satellite imagery, genomic data, and data used... Read More →
avatar for Erik Schultes

Erik Schultes

Erik Schultes is FAIR Data Scientific Projects Lead at the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences and at the Human Genetics Department at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). Erik’s research interests focus on mapping the growth of biomedical knowledge and the development of... Read More →
SW

Stanley Wood

Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Stanley Wood is a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to that he was a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, DC, where he worked on or led a variety of intiatives, including impact assessment... Read More →



Tuesday September 19, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

12:00

Lunch
Tuesday September 19, 2017 12:00 - 13:30
Central Courtyard CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

13:30

Towards a CGIAR Big Data Strategy
Introduction to the main elements of the proposed big data strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Brian King

Brian King

Coordinator, CGIAR



Tuesday September 19, 2017 13:30 - 14:00
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

14:00

An Overview of the CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Inspire Challenge

The CGIAR put out a wide-reaching call for partnership-driven innovations to solve four challenges:

  • Revealing food system flows
  • Monitoring Pests and Diseases
  • Disrupting Impact Assessment
  • Empowering Data-Driven Farming

We received 120 submissions from around the world of great sophistication and quality.
12 teams have joined us at the Convention for the final round.


Speakers
avatar for Andy Jarvis

Andy Jarvis

Climate Smart Agriculture Flagship Leader, 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) https://ccafs.cgiar.org, based in Cali... Read More →
avatar for Brendan Moroso

Brendan Moroso

Strategic Partnerships Guru, CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
Brendan Moroso is the Strategic Partnerships Guru of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, which seeks to harness the power of big data to accelerate and enhance the impact of international agricultural research, and which is co-led by the International Center for Tropical... Read More →


Tuesday September 19, 2017 14:00 - 14:30
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

14:30

Meet our Inspire Challenge Finalists
Learn about our Inspire Challenge Finalists here: 
http://bigdata.cgiar.org/congratulations-to-our-inspire-challenge-finalists/  

Moderators
avatar for Brendan Moroso

Brendan Moroso

Strategic Partnerships Guru, CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
Brendan Moroso is the Strategic Partnerships Guru of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, which seeks to harness the power of big data to accelerate and enhance the impact of international agricultural research, and which is co-led by the International Center for Tropical... Read More →

Tuesday September 19, 2017 14:30 - 14:45
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

14:45

Lightning Talks
Lightning talks are intended to be the 'espresso shot' of content: crisp presentations or points that propel the discussion. 

Speakers
SA

Summer Allen

Research Coordinator, IFPRI
Summer Allen is a Research Coordinator in IFPRI focusing on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and the Food Security Portals. Before joining IFPRI, Summer served as the Research Coordinator for the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) and has years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Diego Jimenez

Diego Jimenez

Research Scientist, SAS-Geo / TU, München
PhD(c)TU, München | Research Scientist at SAS-Geo | Interest: GIS, RS, Crop modeling and PA | Publications: Land Expansion Opportunities for the Agriculture Intensification of Agro-fuel Crops for Bio-fuel Production in Colombia. | A High Resolution Evaluation based on Sugarcane... Read More →
avatar for Syed Raza

Syed Raza

Senior Director, Data, Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL)
Syed Raza works to demonstrate and promote adoption of systemic solutions and enabling environments for large scale use of data, such as mobile data, for the underserved. Since June 2016, Syed has served as the Digital Impact Alliance’s Senior Director of Data. Previously, Syed... Read More →



Tuesday September 19, 2017 14:45 - 15:00
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

15:00

Break
Tuesday September 19, 2017 15:00 - 15:30
Break Area CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

15:30

Introduction from Community of Practice Leaders
The Big Data Platform is driven by alliances.  The Communities of Practice are thematic areas where collaborationa and partnerships are important for moving digitization in our sector forward.  Community of Pratice leads will present a bit more about what they and their partners aim to achieve.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Arnaud

Elizabeth Arnaud

Scientist, Ontology CoP Coordinator, Bioversity International
Elizabeth Arnaud leads the Crop Ontology project at Bioversity InternationalIn this framework, she chaired in 2016 the organization of a workshop on semantics for harmonization of phenotypic and agronomic data. In a carreer at Bioversity, Elizabeth coordinated  several information... Read More →
avatar for Daniel R. Jiménez

Daniel R. Jiménez

Scientist, CIAT
Daniel Jiménez is an award-winning scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). A pioneer of using artificial intelligence techniques for agricultural research in developing countries, he coordinates the Data-Driven Agronomy Community of Practice of the... Read More →
avatar for Jawoo Koo

Jawoo Koo

Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
Jawoo is a Senior Research Fellow 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. Jawoo also serves as the Global Coordinator of the CGIAR Consortium... Read More →
avatar for Gideon Kruseman

Gideon Kruseman

ex-Ante & Foresight Lead | Big Data Lead, CIMMYT
Gideon coordinates the community of practice on socio-economic data within the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
avatar for Matthew Paul Reynolds

Matthew Paul Reynolds

Head of Wheat Physiology, CIMMYT


CoP SED pptx

Tuesday September 19, 2017 15:30 - 16:00
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

16:00

Wrapping up: What will be our agenda for action?
Tuesday September 19, 2017 16:00 - 16:30
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

16:30

Song Improvisation with "La Percumotora"
The conductor of the local music group La Percumotora will guide attendees through their first exercise with rhythmic improvisation using signs.

A small music collective experience workshop (30 - 45min)  around the exploration of individual ideas to generate harmony team cooperation.

Directed by: Rodrigo Matta. Director of Improvisation With Sings Band: La Percumotora. From Cali - Colombia


Tuesday September 19, 2017 16:30 - 17:15
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

18:00

Cocktail and Appetizers
Tuesday September 19, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Central Courtyard CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia
 
Wednesday, September 20
 

07:30

Coffee and Registration
Wednesday September 20, 2017 07:30 - 08:45
Break Area CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

08:45

Day Two Overview
Speakers
avatar for Brendan Moroso

Brendan Moroso

Strategic Partnerships Guru, CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
Brendan Moroso is the Strategic Partnerships Guru of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, which seeks to harness the power of big data to accelerate and enhance the impact of international agricultural research, and which is co-led by the International Center for Tropical... Read More →


Wednesday September 20, 2017 08:45 - 09:00
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

09:00

From Data to Capabilities in Global Ag Development

CGIAR’s Big Data Platform aims to accelerate and enhance the impact of international agricultural research by enabling researchers to discover, analyze and visualize agricultural data on a large scale to generate rapid, actionable insights. A key aspiration is to build and nurture partnerships across CGIAR Centers and a variety of external partners to deliver effective data management, analytics and ICT-focused solutions to target geographies and communities. This session focuses on the "Organize" module of the Platform, which addresses the need for a culture that values data as a product in itself with global public good potential, and applies best practices to managing and making it widely available following FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data principles. An infrastructure is also conceived as a crucial need to enable the discovery of research resources across interoperable repositories and platforms, coupled with tools for seamless analysis and visualization. A prototype of some of these functionalities will be demonstrated as a preliminary value proposition.


Speakers
avatar for Medha Devare

Medha Devare

Senior Research Fellow & Module Lead, IFPRI/Big Data Platform
Medha is a cropping systems agronomist with familiarity working in the US and developing countries. She managed the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) in Nepal working from the Kathmandu office of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and currently... Read More →



Wednesday September 20, 2017 09:00 - 09:30
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

09:30

How to Mobilize Agricultural Data and Unlock its Full Value
Mobilizing data out of hard drives and spreadsheets and into open, discoverable environments presents an array of challenges. The incentives to mobilize data flow from the needs of users who will be able to unlock its value in different contexts. Panelists from across the research and development spectrum will tackle questions such as:
  • What are the most acute challenges facing the sector in finding and interacting with agricultural data?
  • Who are the public and private sector stakeholders that we want to use the data, and how could they play a role in mobilizing it?  
  • What failures and successes have different sectors encountered along the path to mobilizing data fully? 
  • What lessons were learned from the failures and what capabilities were unlocked by the successes?

Moderators
avatar for Jawoo Koo

Jawoo Koo

Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
Jawoo is a Senior Research Fellow 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. Jawoo also serves as the Global Coordinator of the CGIAR Consortium... Read More →

Speakers
SA

Summer Allen

Research Coordinator, IFPRI
Summer Allen is a Research Coordinator in IFPRI focusing on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and the Food Security Portals. Before joining IFPRI, Summer served as the Research Coordinator for the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) and has years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Arnaud

Elizabeth Arnaud

Scientist, Ontology CoP Coordinator, Bioversity International
Elizabeth Arnaud leads the Crop Ontology project at Bioversity InternationalIn this framework, she chaired in 2016 the organization of a workshop on semantics for harmonization of phenotypic and agronomic data. In a carreer at Bioversity, Elizabeth coordinated  several information... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Goas

Vanessa Goas

Senior Director of Operations, Development Gateway
Vanessa oversees all Development Gateway (DG)'s project teams and partner relationships, ensuring high-quality products and services are delivered to client satisfaction. In particular, Vanessa is the product owner for DG's Aid Information Management Program, and oversees software... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Silverstein

Kevin Silverstein

Scientific Lead, G.E.M.S | University of Minnesota
I have extensive experience in bioinformatics, having worked in a variety of both crop and model plant systems, bacteria, cattle, and human. I have a dual background in molecular biology and computation, having programmed in 12 languages.


Wednesday September 20, 2017 09:30 - 10:15
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

10:15

Break
Wednesday September 20, 2017 10:15 - 10:45
Break Area CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

10:45

Integrity in Data: Driving Impact
Data integrity--the unified set of processes that ensure collection, quality control, managment, use and re-use of data for various purposes--has important points of intersection with personal integrity or ethics.   In this session we will examine themes bridging both kinds of integrity including:    

Are current practices in agricultural data collection and use adequate for informing policy on a large scale or farm advisory services at a local scale?  

What precepts of responsible practice should we observe when collecting and using good quality data at a local scale?

What are good examples of data integrity processes, and what is at stake in getting them right?

What is the right balance between good quality, granular data and privacy, confidentiality, transparency, and identity?

Who owns all this data?  Who should?



Moderators
avatar for Linda Raftree

Linda Raftree

Organizer, MERL Tech
Linda Raftree supports strategy, program design, research, and technology in international development initiatives. She co-founded MERLTech in 2014 and also works as an independent consultant. Linda advises Girl Effect on digital safety, security and privacy and supports the organization... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Abreu

David Abreu

Knowledge and Data Sharing Manager, CCAFS/CIAT
Knowledge and Data Sharing Manager @ CCAFS/CIAT - supporting researchers and programs get the most out of the data they produce...
avatar for Gideon Kruseman

Gideon Kruseman

ex-Ante & Foresight Lead | Big Data Lead, CIMMYT
Gideon coordinates the community of practice on socio-economic data within the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
avatar for Sieg Snapp

Sieg Snapp

Professor, Michigan State University
avatar for Mark van Wijk

Mark van Wijk

Senior Scientist, ILRI



Wednesday September 20, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

12:00

Lunch
Wednesday September 20, 2017 12:00 - 13:30
Break Area CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

13:30

Innovation Processes and Places and their Role in Digitizing Agriculture

Hackathons and data jams, maker spaces and accelerators, prizes, challenges and co-creation--digital technologies have been the subject of a dizzying array of innovation approaches.  Good practices have begun to emerge.  In this session we will review some of the current research into—and evaluation of—this array of approaches for fostering digital innovations, and together we will examine what specific strategies might be well-suited to catalyzing digital innovations in agriculture. 

 


Moderators
KW

K. Wong

Research Scientist, University of Maryland & UBDPllc

Speakers
GB

Giacomo Barbieri

Profesor, Universidad de los Andes
JN

Jason Neff

Professor, University of Colorado
AT

Allen Tuladhar

Country Director, MIC Nepal



Wednesday September 20, 2017 13:30 - 14:45
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

13:30

Crop Modeling Community of Practice Meeting

Tentative Agenda Crop Modeling CoP Big Data Meeting

 

1:30 pm: Welcome and introduction to the Crop Modeling CoP objectives and workplan – Matthew Reynolds, CIMMYT

1:45 – 3:15 pm: Lightning talks

  •  “Advances in dealing with genetics in the DSSAT crop models” Gerrit Hoogenboom, University of Florida
  • “Crop Modeling for Zoning the Hazardscape of climate change” – Anton Eitzinger, CIAT
  • “WOFOST crop growth model and its reimplementation in a modular and granular way” – Sander Janssen, Wageningen UR
  • “Crop Modeling in the CGIAR, next steps” – Kai Sonder, CIMMYT
  • “Overview of LandPKS & our associated efforts to use the information to inform models”, Jason Neff –  Modeling lead for LandPKS

3:15 pm:  Overview of the progress in the Crop Modeling Reviews – Anabel Molero, CIMMYT

3:30 - 4:15 pm: Group Discussions Part 1

4:15- 4:30 pm: Feedback and Perspectives on Crop Modeling


Moderators
avatar for Daniel Amariles

Daniel Amariles

Systems Analyst, CIAT

Speakers
avatar for Anton Eitzinger

Anton Eitzinger

Geospatial Scientist, CIAT
I am a Geospatial Modeler and Climate Change Adaptation Specialist. I am interested in assessing the impact of climate change on crop systems and the vulnerability of farming communities. Further, I am interested in monitoring of local adaptation processes and crowd-sourcing of agricultural... Read More →
GH

Gerrit Hoogenboom

Professor, University of Florida
avatar for Sander Janssen

Sander Janssen

Team Leader Earth Informatics, Wageningen University & Research
Sander Janssen Ph.D., is leading a research team Earth Observation and Environmental Informatics at Wageningen Environmental Research, Wageningen UR, the Netherlands. He dedicates his scientific career to cross-disciplinary communication and collaboration required for achieving impacts... Read More →
avatar for Anabel Molero Milan

Anabel Molero Milan

Scientific Consultant, CIMMYT
JN

Jason Neff

Professor, University of Colorado
avatar for Matthew Paul Reynolds

Matthew Paul Reynolds

Head of Wheat Physiology, CIMMYT
avatar for Kai Sonder

Kai Sonder

Head GIS Unit, CIMMYT


Wednesday September 20, 2017 13:30 - 16:45
Colombia Room CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

13:30

Data Driven Agronomy Community of Practice Meeting

Data-driven Agronomy Community of Practice is led by CIAT and has been launched as a part of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture. The main purpose of this Community of Practice is to harness modern information technologies to advance agricultural practices, in relation to particular socio-economic and environmental contexts in a way that promotes the democratization and transparency of agricultural information.

In this session, we will provide a general agreement upon the vision of Data-driven Agronomy, after it has been enriched with different shared prospects by speakers from the private and academy sectors; such as Zia Mehrabi and Guillaume Garin from the University of British Columbia and ITK, respectively. This space will be used to share, discuss and arrange short and long term data-driven agronomy in order to build a joint agenda.

Objectives:

  • The participants have a better understanding of key actors involved in DDA and their strength;
  • The participants agree on a common definition of DDA;
  • The participants agree on a common vision for the DDA CoP;
  • The participants identify next concrete actions at short and long term.


Agenda: 

13:30- 13-45 (15 min) Short introduction of the session and its objectives by Daniel

13:45- 14:05 (20 min) Private sector (ITK) and University present shortly and from their perspective (10 min each):

14:05- 14:15 (10 min) Daniel present actor map and main strengths of each type of actor.

Participants identify actors that are not presented in the map. They can come at the end to adjust/add.

14:15- 14:45 (30 min) Facilitated session to come up with the main elements that define DDA

BREAK 

15:00- 15:20 (20 min) Co-formulate the vision of DDA CoP

15:20- 15:50 (30 min) Present from different sector perspective the formulated vision and mission and agree on a common ones.

15:50- 16:20 (30 min) Identify key next concrete actions at short and long term to contribute to agriculture in developing world.

 


Moderators
avatar for Daniel R. Jiménez

Daniel R. Jiménez

Scientist, CIAT
Daniel Jiménez is an award-winning scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). A pioneer of using artificial intelligence techniques for agricultural research in developing countries, he coordinates the Data-Driven Agronomy Community of Practice of the... Read More →
avatar for Wietske Kropff

Wietske Kropff

Coordinator, CIAT

Speakers
avatar for Guillaume Garin

Guillaume Garin

Agronomist Modeller, ITK
Guillaume Garin works at ITK in Montpellier, France. He has a PhD in crop disease modeling and does applied research in agronomy and modeling, where he develops Decision Support Tools for farmers.
avatar for Zia Mehrabi

Zia Mehrabi

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia
Zia Mehrabi is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia, where he works with a talented team of researchers at the Land Use and Global Environment Lab to compile and analyze large agricultural data sets, and with an equally impressive group at the Centre... Read More →


Wednesday September 20, 2017 13:30 - 16:45
Tropics Room CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

13:30

Geospatial Data Community of Practice Meeting
CGIAR Consortium for Spatial Information (CGIAR-CSI) is the geospatial science Community of Practice that facilitates CGIAR’s research using geospatial data and analysis. CGIAR-CSI coordinates community-wide activities to bring CGIAR’s spatial scientists together through convening, communications, and co-developing geospatial datasets and publications. 

We will start the session with a keynote presentation Rolf de By (ITC/University of Twente), presenting innovative ways to use remote sensing technology to improve agricultural practices in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, followed by a panel discussion on the issues around geospatial data management in CGIAR and proposed solutions, and a series of lightning talks to share all the geospatial innovations in CGIAR and partners.

1:30 pm
Introduction
Everyone

1:45 pm
Keynote: Remote sensing in Sub-Saharan Africa
Rolf de By, ITC/University of Twente

2:15 pm
Discussion: How to Increase Use of Remote Sensing in CGIAR and Unlock its Full Value
Liangzhi You, IFPRI
Chandrashekhar Biradar, ICARDA
Nasreen Khan, IRRI
Pierre C. Sibiry Traoré, MANOBI Group

3:15 pm
Lightning Talks: Five Minutes of Fame
Everyone

* Note: Coffee will be available in the room


Moderators
RS

Russell Southwood

CEO, Balancing Act

Speakers
avatar for Rolf de By

Rolf de By

associate professor, ITC, University of Twente
satellite-image based crop profiles & global public goods
avatar for Jawoo Koo

Jawoo Koo

Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
Jawoo is a Senior Research Fellow 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. Jawoo also serves as the Global Coordinator of the CGIAR Consortium... Read More →



Wednesday September 20, 2017 13:30 - 16:45
Asia Room CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

13:30

Ontologies Community of Practice Meeting

The Community of Practice (CoP) on Ontology will span the knowledge domains that are relevant to the Platform with the objective of establishing best practices, guidelines in the selection, use and application of semantics for data harmonization at the levels of collection and storage, for data interoperability and data discovery following the FAIR principles.

The CoP will contribute to making the best practices and recommended ontologies a long-term reference resource for the collaborators of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture.

Session Agenda
Moderator: Simone Staiger-Rivas, CIAT
Coffee break will be available in the room 

1:30-1:44       Welcome

1:45- 2:00      Interest in Ontologies:  Learning from each otherGuided Discussion groups

2:00 - 2:15     Introduction to the objectives, workplan and composition of the Ontology CoP - Elizabeth Arnaud, Bioversity International, CoP Guru

2:15 – 2:45    Plenary discussion

2:45 - 3:00     Lightening talks

  • Steve Kemp, Programme leader for animal biosciences, ILRI – Managing livestock language - ontologies, vocabularies or useful anarchy?
  • Kevin Silverstein, Operation Manager, International Agroinformatics Alliance – An ontology mash-up framework for agriculture
  • Medha Devare, IFPRI, Module 1 leader – Collecting agronomic data with an ontology-driven fieldbook

3:15 – 3:45    Group discussions around presented topics

3:45 – 4:15    Plenary – Feedback and Perspectives on ontologies for Big Data in Agriculture

Note : A board will be available for participants to subscribe to the CoP, indicating which objective they can contribute to.



Moderators
avatar for Simone Staiger-Rivas

Simone Staiger-Rivas

Head, Knowledge Management and Learning, CIAT

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Arnaud

Elizabeth Arnaud

Scientist, Ontology CoP Coordinator, Bioversity International
Elizabeth Arnaud leads the Crop Ontology project at Bioversity InternationalIn this framework, she chaired in 2016 the organization of a workshop on semantics for harmonization of phenotypic and agronomic data. In a carreer at Bioversity, Elizabeth coordinated  several information... Read More →
avatar for Medha Devare

Medha Devare

Senior Research Fellow & Module Lead, IFPRI/Big Data Platform
Medha is a cropping systems agronomist with familiarity working in the US and developing countries. She managed the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) in Nepal working from the Kathmandu office of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and currently... Read More →
avatar for Steve Kemp

Steve Kemp

Livestock Genetics Program Leader, ILRI
Steve Kemp is a Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Liverpool, UK and leads ILRI's genomics projects. His research interests focus on livestock functional genomics, particularly mechanisms of disease resistance in livestock as well as livestock and pathogen diversity... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Silverstein

Kevin Silverstein

Scientific Lead, G.E.M.S | University of Minnesota
I have extensive experience in bioinformatics, having worked in a variety of both crop and model plant systems, bacteria, cattle, and human. I have a dual background in molecular biology and computation, having programmed in 12 languages.


Wednesday September 20, 2017 13:30 - 16:45
Latin America Room CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

13:30

Socioeconomic Data Community of Practice Meeting

The Community of Practice on Socio-Economic Data #CoP_SED facilitates data management and analysis of the high variety socio-economic data. Furthermore #CoP_SED offers a platform to explore novel ways of harnessing the power of Big data to enhance the livelihoods of the resource poor. #CoP_SED coordinates community-wide activities, through communications, a collaborative space, publications and convening in vatious events representing the CGIAR in the domain of socio-economic data.

In this session, we will provide an overview of our community’s activities, which this year have a focus on making socio-economic data interoperable. Moreover, we have a number of speakers on interesting topics related to the use of socio-economic data.

Program details

  • Introduction to the Platform
  • Making socio-economic data FAIR and fair
  • Novel data analytics to get the most out of data
  • Making Livelihood improvements with Big Data and ITC
  • Measurement of impact

Speakers
avatar for Shahid Akbar

Shahid Akbar

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID)
Md Shahid Uddin Akbar is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID), an inclusive business initiative to promote the use of ICT as a tool for development. Fostering ICT integration in development initiatives and mainstreaming ICT4D in... Read More →
avatar for Dharani Dhar Burra

Dharani Dhar Burra

Data Scientist, CIAT
avatar for Gideon Kruseman

Gideon Kruseman

ex-Ante & Foresight Lead | Big Data Lead, CIMMYT
Gideon coordinates the community of practice on socio-economic data within the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
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Michael Lerner

Durable Solutions Officer, UNHCR
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Mark Musumba

Research Associate, University of Florida
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Marieke de Ruyter de Wildt

Founder, The Fork | Global Food Integrity



Wednesday September 20, 2017 13:30 - 16:45
Africa Room CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

14:45

Marketplace with Inspire Challenge Finalists
Wednesday September 20, 2017 14:45 - 15:45
Break Area CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

15:00

Break
Wednesday September 20, 2017 15:00 - 15:30
Break Area CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

15:45

Interact with the CeRES Prototype
The developers of the CeRES prototype will be available for your questions or to show you more about the prototype of a CGIAR-wide data harvester.

Wednesday September 20, 2017 15:45 - 16:45
Kenya Room CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

17:00

Wrapping up: Summary of day two
Wednesday September 20, 2017 17:00 - 17:30
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

17:30

Concert: "La Percumotora"

Improvisaton with Songs:

 

A small music collective experience workshop (30 - 45min)  around exploitation of individual ideas to generate harmony and team cooperation.

Directed by: Rodrigo Matta. Director of Improvisation With Sings Band: La Percumotora. From Cali - Colombia


Wednesday September 20, 2017 17:30 - 18:15
Central Courtyard CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

18:15

Dinner
Wednesday September 20, 2017 18:15 - 18:45
Central Courtyard CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia
 
Thursday, September 21
 

07:30

Coffee and Breakfast
Thursday September 21, 2017 07:30 - 08:45
Break Area CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

08:15

Tool Bazaar
Speakers
avatar for Stewart Collis

Stewart Collis

CTO, aWhere, Inc.
Mr. Collis has over 20 years’ experience in agricultural information technology. A graduate of the University of New South Wales, Mr Collis worked at the CGIAR and Texas A&M University before co-founding aWhere. aWhere is a Benefit Corporation focused on using agricultural intelligence... Read More →



Thursday September 21, 2017 08:15 - 08:45
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

08:45

Community of Practice Reports
CGIAR communities of practice will provide an overview of their technical sessions the previous day, highlighting action items. 

Moderators
avatar for Brendan Moroso

Brendan Moroso

Strategic Partnerships Guru, CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
Brendan Moroso is the Strategic Partnerships Guru of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, which seeks to harness the power of big data to accelerate and enhance the impact of international agricultural research, and which is co-led by the International Center for Tropical... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Arnaud

Elizabeth Arnaud

Scientist, Ontology CoP Coordinator, Bioversity International
Elizabeth Arnaud leads the Crop Ontology project at Bioversity InternationalIn this framework, she chaired in 2016 the organization of a workshop on semantics for harmonization of phenotypic and agronomic data. In a carreer at Bioversity, Elizabeth coordinated  several information... Read More →
avatar for Daniel R. Jiménez

Daniel R. Jiménez

Scientist, CIAT
Daniel Jiménez is an award-winning scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). A pioneer of using artificial intelligence techniques for agricultural research in developing countries, he coordinates the Data-Driven Agronomy Community of Practice of the... Read More →
avatar for Jawoo Koo

Jawoo Koo

Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
Jawoo is a Senior Research Fellow 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. Jawoo also serves as the Global Coordinator of the CGIAR Consortium... Read More →
avatar for Gideon Kruseman

Gideon Kruseman

ex-Ante & Foresight Lead | Big Data Lead, CIMMYT
Gideon coordinates the community of practice on socio-economic data within the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
avatar for Matthew Paul Reynolds

Matthew Paul Reynolds

Head of Wheat Physiology, CIMMYT


Thursday September 21, 2017 08:45 - 09:30
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

09:30

Towards Big Data Architecture for the CGIAR
Imagine for a moment you are President of Avianca Airlines.  You probably do not spend much of your time thinking about specific data technologies--yet you know full well, say, that there is a system for frequent fliers that must interoperate with the baggage and check-in systems if your firm is to be fully effective as an airline.  

The purpose of information architecture is to enable execution against the strategy of the enterprise.  We must be able to understand it as a practical vision and in functional terms without having to be an engineer or a system architect to discuss it.     Our panelists represent significant bioinformatics platforms, global approaches to computing and storage infrastructure, and data science--and we are going to ask them in some sense to not talk about technology.  Instead are going to ask them to talk about functions and capabilities that we want to build, how these can reinforce each other in a functional vision for global, multi-stakeholder, public-good digital infrastructure that would enable and support the strategies of CGIAR centers and their partners, the CGIAR network, and the sector  as a whole. 

How can we accommodate an array of languages, stakeholders, infrastructure environments and legal regimes?  What key capabilities or business functions should an architecture support?  What might be common, collaborative, or federated approaches to data architecture and systems that can help the CGIAR and public, private and non-profit partners fulfill their missions?  What kinds of infrastructure, data sets, services or skills must be invested in in light of these needs?

Moderators
avatar for Brian King

Brian King

Coordinator, CGIAR

Speakers
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nora castaneda

Genesys Catalog Coordinator, Global Crop Diversity Trust
Nora works with the Genesys Catalog of Phenotypic Datasets project, monitoring and supporting partner institutions to develop data publication procedures, to implement standards that ensure data interoperability and to publish phenotypic datasets on the Genesys Catalog. Her areas... Read More →
avatar for Sander Janssen

Sander Janssen

Team Leader Earth Informatics, Wageningen University & Research
Sander Janssen Ph.D., is leading a research team Earth Observation and Environmental Informatics at Wageningen Environmental Research, Wageningen UR, the Netherlands. He dedicates his scientific career to cross-disciplinary communication and collaboration required for achieving impacts... Read More →
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Kostas Kastrantas

Senior Solutions Architect, Agroknow
Kostas Kastrantas is co-founder and partner of Agroknow. He holds a diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2002). He also holds a MSc. on eLearning from the University of Piraeus, Greece (2007). Kostas has a long working record in research and academic settings with teams specializing in educational repositories and e-learning applications, and strong experience in developing Web-based applications and online ontology-based and metadata applications... Read More →
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Kelly Robbins

Assistant Professor, Cornell
avatar for James Wilgenbusch

James Wilgenbusch

Senior Associated Director, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota
Jim is the Senior Associate Director of the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI), where he helps define MSI's High Performance Computing (HPC) and cyberinfrastructure research agendas and oversees the daily operations of the institute. In addition to his responsibilities related... Read More →



Thursday September 21, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

10:30

Break
Thursday September 21, 2017 10:30 - 11:00
Break Area CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

11:00

Lightning Talks
Moderators
avatar for Marianne McDade

Marianne McDade

Communications Coordinator, CGIAR

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Goas

Vanessa Goas

Senior Director of Operations, Development Gateway
Vanessa oversees all Development Gateway (DG)'s project teams and partner relationships, ensuring high-quality products and services are delivered to client satisfaction. In particular, Vanessa is the product owner for DG's Aid Information Management Program, and oversees software... Read More →
avatar for Adriana De Palma

Adriana De Palma

Postdoctoral Researcher, Natural History Museum
I'm a postdoctoral researcher at the Natural History Museum in London, England. My primary research interest is in using data synthesis to understand the spatial and temporal responses of biodiversity to anthropogenic change (particularly land-use change and intensification), with... Read More →
avatar for Dharmendra Saraswat

Dharmendra Saraswat

Associate Professor, Purdue University
Information and Communication Technologies in agriculture, big data, UAS, watershed modeling, cloud/mobile computing



Thursday September 21, 2017 11:00 - 11:30
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

11:30

A chat by the digital fireside: Gabe Gusmini, Executive Research and Development Director for Crop Improvement at PepsiCo
PepsiCo R&D Director, Executive - Crop Improvement

An experienced leader in the agricultural and food industry with a 15+ year track-record in entrepreneurial, corporate, and public ventures. Aspiring to making a breakthrough contribution in securing food supply of high-quality globally distributed sources to defeat hunger, nutritional deficiencies, and obesity for a well-fed and healthy population worldwide.

Moderators
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Russell Southwood

CEO, Balancing Act

Thursday September 21, 2017 11:30 - 12:00
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

12:00

Lunch
Thursday September 21, 2017 12:00 - 13:30
Break Area CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

13:30

Digitizing Value Chains & Building Adaptive Food Systems
Agricultural productivity research has evolved from ‘pure research’ into an understanding that we ignore signals from market systems at our peril. At the same time, new digital communications channels have emerged that enabled us to build true interactivity with even very isolated farmers and value chain actors in ways that were not possible just a few years ago. Market systems themselves are generating tremendous amounts of data: social media chatter as Facebook is adopted even in the hinterlands, mobile network data, barcode data. For the first time it is possible to build active, dynamic and hopefully learning/adaptive feedback loops between researchers and farmers or those who work with them. This session will provide a different perspectives on this complex topic.    

Moderators
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Mark Lundy

Theme Leader, Linking Farmers to Markets, CIAT

Speakers
avatar for Jehiel Oliver

Jehiel Oliver

CEO, Hello Tractor
VAS
avatar for Vivian Rangel

Vivian Rangel

Researcher on Sustainability in Supply Chain, LOGYCA
LOGYCA is member of the Massachussets Institute of Technology SCALE Network for research and innovation in supply chains, and it is also the representative of the GS1 standard (including barcodes) in Colombia. Now, LOGYCA is embarking on an exciting new phase with ITC in its efforts... Read More →
avatar for Syed Raza

Syed Raza

Senior Director, Data, Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL)
Syed Raza works to demonstrate and promote adoption of systemic solutions and enabling environments for large scale use of data, such as mobile data, for the underserved. Since June 2016, Syed has served as the Digital Impact Alliance’s Senior Director of Data. Previously, Syed... Read More →



Thursday September 21, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

14:30

Lightning Talks
Moderators
avatar for Brendan Moroso

Brendan Moroso

Strategic Partnerships Guru, CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
Brendan Moroso is the Strategic Partnerships Guru of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, which seeks to harness the power of big data to accelerate and enhance the impact of international agricultural research, and which is co-led by the International Center for Tropical... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Kemp

Steve Kemp

Livestock Genetics Program Leader, ILRI
Steve Kemp is a Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Liverpool, UK and leads ILRI's genomics projects. His research interests focus on livestock functional genomics, particularly mechanisms of disease resistance in livestock as well as livestock and pathogen diversity... Read More →
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Michael Lerner

Durable Solutions Officer, UNHCR
avatar for Leroy Mwanzia

Leroy Mwanzia

Chief Data Officer, CIAT
avatar for Kai Sonder

Kai Sonder

Head GIS Unit, CIMMYT
avatar for Marcelo Tyszler

Marcelo Tyszler

Advisor on Sustainable Economic Development, Collaborative Platform for Gender Research
Marcelo Tyszler, PhD is an experienced consultant and applied quantitative researcher on the fields of Agro- and Behavioral Economics, Environmental and Economic Sustainability and Public Sector, Non-Profit and Government. | | He has expertise in economic and mathematical modelling... Read More →



Thursday September 21, 2017 14:30 - 15:00
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

15:00

Break
Thursday September 21, 2017 15:00 - 15:30
Break Area CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

15:30

Final Presentations from Finalists in the Inspire Challenge
Moderators
avatar for Brendan Moroso

Brendan Moroso

Strategic Partnerships Guru, CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
Brendan Moroso is the Strategic Partnerships Guru of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, which seeks to harness the power of big data to accelerate and enhance the impact of international agricultural research, and which is co-led by the International Center for Tropical... Read More →

Thursday September 21, 2017 15:30 - 16:45
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

16:45

Bringing it all Together : What is our agenda for action?
Speakers
avatar for Brian King

Brian King

Coordinator, CGIAR



Thursday September 21, 2017 16:45 - 17:30
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

19:00

Dinner
Thursday September 21, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Central Courtyard CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

20:30

Awards Ceremony and Concert: "La Mambanegra"
Thursday September 21, 2017 20:30 - 22:00
Central Courtyard CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia
 
Friday, September 22
 

07:30

Coffee
Friday September 22, 2017 07:30 - 08:45
Break Area CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

08:00

CGIAR Big Data Center Focal Points Meeting
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is a closed session for the CGIAR center focal points, taking place in room A of the hotel dining room 
  1. 8:00 - 8:15 Welcome & Overview
  2. 8:15 - 8:20 Introduction of Ernesto, Miguel and Ivonne of the CIAT Partnerships team. 
  3. 8:20 - 9:00 Deep Dive into reporting requirements (Technical and Financial), Module deliverables expectations, etc. 
  4. 9:15 - 9:30 Open to Questions, Discussion  
  5. 9:30 End

Friday September 22, 2017 08:00 - 09:30
Venue: Hotel Dining Area A CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

09:45

Data Driven Agronomy Community of Practice Work Session
Moderators
avatar for Daniel R. Jiménez

Daniel R. Jiménez

Scientist, CIAT
Daniel Jiménez is an award-winning scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). A pioneer of using artificial intelligence techniques for agricultural research in developing countries, he coordinates the Data-Driven Agronomy Community of Practice of the... Read More →
avatar for Wietske Kropff

Wietske Kropff

Coordinator, CIAT

Friday September 22, 2017 09:45 - 12:00
Colombia Room CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

09:45

Geospatial Data Community of Practice - Work Session I
CGIAR Consortium for Spatial Information (CGIAR-CSI) is the geospatial science Community of Practice that facilitates CGIAR’s research using geospatial data and analysis. CGIAR-CSI coordinates community-wide activities to bring CGIAR’s spatial scientists together through communications, geospatial datasets and publications, and convening in various events to represent CGIAR in the geospatial domain of expertise.

In this meeting, along with many partners expected to join, 13 CGIAR-CSI Member Institutes will be officially represented:

- Bioversity International: Hannes Gaisberger
- CIAT: Glenn Hyman, Sylvia Kalemera
- CIMMYT: Kai Sonder
- CIP: Henry Juarez
- ICARDA: Chandrashekhar Biradar
- ICRISAT: Murali Gumma
- IFPRI: Zhe Guo, Liangzhi You
- IITA: Tunrayo Alabi
- ILRI: Catherine Pfeifer
- IRRI: Nasreen Khan
- ITC: Sander Zwart
- IWMI: Salman Siddiqui
- WorldFish: Shwu Jiau Teoh

9:45 am
Center Updates
Bioversity International: Hannes Gaisberger
CIAT: Glenn Hyman, Sylvia Kalemera
CIMMYT: Kai Sonder
CIP: Henry Juarez
ICARDA: Chandrashekhar Biradar
ICRISAT: Murali Gumma
IFPRI: Zhe Guo


Moderators
avatar for Jawoo Koo

Jawoo Koo

Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
Jawoo is a Senior Research Fellow 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. Jawoo also serves as the Global Coordinator of the CGIAR Consortium... Read More →


Friday September 22, 2017 09:45 - 12:00
Hillsides

09:45

Ontologies Community of Practice Work Session
Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth Arnaud

Elizabeth Arnaud

Scientist, Ontology CoP Coordinator, Bioversity International
Elizabeth Arnaud leads the Crop Ontology project at Bioversity InternationalIn this framework, she chaired in 2016 the organization of a workshop on semantics for harmonization of phenotypic and agronomic data. In a carreer at Bioversity, Elizabeth coordinated  several information... Read More →

Friday September 22, 2017 09:45 - 12:00
Latin America Room CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

09:45

Socioeconomic Data Community of Practice Work Session
Moderators
avatar for Gideon Kruseman

Gideon Kruseman

ex-Ante & Foresight Lead | Big Data Lead, CIMMYT
Gideon coordinates the community of practice on socio-economic data within the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture

Friday September 22, 2017 09:45 - 12:00
Africa Room CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

09:45

Crop Modeling Community of Practice Work Session

Agenda

9:45- 11:00 am: Group Discussions Part 2

11:00 – 12:30 : Work group Crop Modeling reviews

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30 Discussion on future activities and work plan 2018


Discussion topics:

  • Strengths available within the CG/partnerships, in terms of modeling capacity.
  • Identify the modeling skills, expertize, and data bases that could be shared among CG centers (i.e. for follow up with on-line tools and training workshops).
  • Identify near-wins where modelling can directly support crop management, breeding and policy decisions, that could be achieved following on directly from previous modelling work/proof of concept, with some modest additional investment.
  • Big picture modelling goals that could have impact across research areas, cropping systems, rural communities, etc..
  • Tools/methods required to achieve the above (that may be available and shared from other Centers, and/or requested in project proposals)
  • Definition of training needs
  • Discuss better organization and collection cross the CGIAR and partners of cultivar, climate and other data that would improve use of nursery trials and other station and on farm generated yield and crop data
  • High resolution data & Remote sensing integration into Precision Agriculture (PA)
  • Large scale applications and Agricultural monitoring
  • Crop prediction (e.g. machine learning)
  • Big Data applications for climate risk transfer and management through targeted ICTs and smart insurance solutions
  • How to collect data from farm groups to better understand crop productivity.

Moderators
avatar for Daniel Amariles

Daniel Amariles

Systems Analyst, CIAT
avatar for Matthew Paul Reynolds

Matthew Paul Reynolds

Head of Wheat Physiology, CIMMYT

Friday September 22, 2017 09:45 - 16:30
Colombia Room CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

10:30

Break
Friday September 22, 2017 10:30 - 11:00
Break Area CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

12:00

Lunch
Friday September 22, 2017 12:00 - 13:30
Central Courtyard CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

13:00

Geospatial Data Community of Practice - Work Session II
CGIAR Consortium for Spatial Information (CGIAR-CSI) is the geospatial science Community of Practice that facilitates CGIAR’s research using geospatial data and analysis. CGIAR-CSI coordinates community-wide activities to bring CGIAR’s spatial scientists together through communications, geospatial datasets and publications, and convening in various events to represent CGIAR in the geospatial domain of expertise. 

In this meeting, along with many partners expected to join, 13 CGIAR-CSI Member Institutes will be officially represented:

- Bioversity International: Hannes Gaisberger
- CIAT: Glenn Hyman, Sylvia Kalemera
- CIMMYT: Kai Sonder
- CIP: Henry Juarez
- ICARDA: Chandrashekhar Biradar
- ICRISAT: Murali Gumma
- IFPRI: Zhe Guo, Liangzhi You
- IITA: Tunrayo Alabi
- ILRI: Catherine Pfeifer
- IRRI: Nasreen Khan
- ITC: Sander Zwart
- IWMI: Salman Siddiqui
- WorldFish: Shwu Jiau Teoh

1:00 pm
Crash Course on Python for GIS and Remote Sensing
Robert Hijmans, UC Davis

2:30 pm
Center Updates
- IITA: Tunrayo Alabi
- ILRI: Catherine Pfeifer
- IRRI: Nasreen Khan
- IWMI: Salman Siddiqui
- WorldFish: Shwu Jiau Teoh

3:30 pm
Demo of RDCA: CeRES for Geospatial Data
Todd Slind, SpatialDev

4:00 pm
Business Meeting
Jawoo Koo, IFPRI

Moderators
avatar for Jawoo Koo

Jawoo Koo

Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
Jawoo is a Senior Research Fellow 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. Jawoo also serves as the Global Coordinator of the CGIAR Consortium... Read More →


Friday September 22, 2017 13:00 - 17:00
Hillsides