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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.

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

The disruption starts now: new big data program promises to shake up agriculture

By Neil Palmer | May 15, 2017 A new multimillion-dollar initiative plans to disrupt food production across the developing world, with the aim of making it more productive, efficient and … Continue Reading The disruption starts now: new big data program promises to shake up agriculture

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

Using Big Data to Predict Terrorist Acts Amid Privacy Concerns

By Chris Strohm | October 13, 2016 Before Ahmad Khan Rahami planted bombs in New York and New Jersey, he bought bomb-making materials on eBay, linked to jihad-related videos from … Continue Reading Using Big Data to Predict Terrorist Acts Amid Privacy Concerns

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!

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

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

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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