WEBINARS: Big data solutions to COVID-19 & food security

30 June 2020. The first episode of the Discussion Series: Big data solutions to COVID-19 & food security, brought together experts to give an overview of the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the opportunities big data solutions present. 

  • Sara Mbago-Bhunu | Director, East and Southern Africa Division, International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD) 
  • Andy Jarvis Associate Director-General, Bioversity International and CIAT alliance and co-founder of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture 
  • Natalia Pshenichnaya Head of the AgriTech and CleanTech Programmes at GSMA 
  • Brian King Coordinator of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture


7 July 2020. The second episode of  the Discussion Series: Big data solutions to COVID-19 & food security, brought together four panelists to discuss challenges and solutions to input supply chains and on-farm realities.

  • Richard Choularton – Director of Agriculture and Economic Growth Sector, Tetra Tech
  • Chiamaka Ndukwu – Founder and CEO, AgroHive
  • Susan Mathew  – International Trade Analyst
  • Berber Kramer – Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Recording forthcoming

14 July 2020. The third episode in Discussion Series: Big data solutions to COVID-19 & food security focused on tools for agile adaptation relating to digital extension and agricultural advisories.

  • Madina Amin Hussein | Founder and CEO, Global Nature Conservation 
  • Ram Dhulipala | International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) 
  • Jonathan Steinke | Research Fellow, Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT 
  • Shreya Agarwal | Director of Strategy, Digital Green

28 July 2020. The fifth episode of the Discussion Series: Big data solutions to COVID-19 & food security, brought together four panelists to discuss bridging gaps and building resiliency with digital agriculture platforms.

Recording forthcoming

4 August 2020. The sixth episode of the Discussion Series: Big data solutions to COVID-19 & food security, brought together two panelists to discuss future food systems.

Recording forthcoming

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