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What’s in store for Asian smallholder farmers in the Big Data hype?

Exploring how Big Data’s potentials can be used to enhance Asian farmers’ climate resiliency.

Climate services for smarter farming – what’s it all about?

By Maria Eliza Villarino | Oct 5, 2017   Over the last few years, CIAT, CCAFS and their partners* have been doing groundbreaking work to provide climate information to help farmers make … Continue Reading Climate services for smarter farming – what’s it all about?

Using Big Data to Help Combat Malnutrition in Africa

  Dr. Debisi Araba, CIAT   In this guest blog for the #SDG2countdown campaign‘s week on SDG2.2: ending malnutrition, Dr. Debisi Araba outlines a new big data initiative designed to detect … Continue Reading Using Big Data to Help Combat Malnutrition in Africa

Your Pot Habit Is Making Climate Change Worse

By John R. Platt / TakePart October 11, 2016 Energy consumption by indoor cannabis farms will soon rival that of data centers.   What’s the carbon cost of legal marijuana? It … Continue Reading Your Pot Habit Is Making Climate Change Worse

Community Broadcaster: Using Big Data for Community Radio

Written by: Ernesto Aguilar. October 14, 2016 Amid 170,000-plus attendees and 2,700 sessions, it is hard to not be awed by the sheer spectacle that wasDreamforce, the annual conference hosted by … Continue Reading Community Broadcaster: Using Big Data for Community Radio

Researchers on Big Data: More than a lot of numbers!

By Steve Sonka and Yu-Tien Cheng, University of Illinois November 03, 2015 | 7:01 am EST Big Data — the current buzzword of choice. Today it’s very easy to be overwhelmed … Continue Reading Researchers on Big Data: More than a lot of numbers!

Does Pedometric Data Help Us Track Bodily Weight Reduction and BMI? A Self-Initiated Study

This is a self-derived and motivational research initiated to test statistics and see how data mining, visualization, and predictive analytic is not a bogyman. Have fun! Weight loss is a … Continue Reading Does Pedometric Data Help Us Track Bodily Weight Reduction and BMI? A Self-Initiated Study

Clemson researchers and IT scientists team up to tackle Big Data

Jim Melvin, Public Service Activities October 29, 2015   CLEMSON — While researchers at Clemson University have recently announced an array of breakthroughs in agricultural and life sciences, the size of … Continue Reading Clemson researchers and IT scientists team up to tackle Big Data

An algorithm can predict human behavior better than humans

A data science machine can tell how humans will behave. (Reuters/ Luke MacGregor) Written by: Olivia Goldhill October 18, 2015 You might presume, or at least hope, that humans are better at … Continue Reading An algorithm can predict human behavior better than humans

Climate change a massive threat to food security, agriculture

Written by: Jason Thomas 6 OCT 2015 – 4:16 PM  UPDATED 7 OCT 2015 – 9:06 AM Australia can expect climate change to make food more scarce and expensive in the future, a new report from the Climate … Continue Reading Climate change a massive threat to food security, agriculture

How big data will feed the global population – however big it gets

Big data and robotics will help maximise crop yields from every square foot of land Written by: Merryn Somerset Webb on 13/10/2015   On the MoneyWeek cruise last week there was much talk … Continue Reading How big data will feed the global population – however big it gets

How to Invest in America’s Farmers

Technological advancements allow farmers to collect data on fertilizer usage, how many seeds were planted and how much was harvested. With cloud technology, computerized mapping and drones, farmers are quick … Continue Reading How to Invest in America’s Farmers

Precision Agriculture Eats Data, CPU Cycles: It’s A Perfect Fit For Cloud Services

Kurt Marko, Contributor at Forbes Kurt analyzes new technologies and their business implications Given their rural isolation, toiling miles away from the coastal centers of technology and finance, it’s easy … Continue Reading Precision Agriculture Eats Data, CPU Cycles: It’s A Perfect Fit For Cloud Services

How does big data help sustainability campaigns?

Food waste has one of the lowest recycling rates in Singapore, and a fair number of organizations here are starting to tackle this. If food waste digesters could provide data … Continue Reading How does big data help sustainability campaigns?

Big Data for climate-smart agriculture

Big Data for climate-smart agriculture Researchers are taking advantage of Big Data analytics to help fight climate change. Photo: r2hox (view original) Data-driven climate adaptation could revive rice yields in … Continue Reading Big Data for climate-smart agriculture

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