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2016 CGIAR-CSI & Partners Meeting                                    

SPURRING INNOVATION IN GEOSPATIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

This two-and-a-half day meeting provides a venue and showcase for the CGIAR-CSI and partners not only to share recent progress in geospatial technologies, methods, tools and learning, but also for this community to articulate a common vision of and commitment to its greater role in expanding the quantity and quality of public-good geospatial research products and services. Read the meeting report to learn more... 

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Wednesday, September 7 • 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Precision Agriculture for Tropical Smallholder Farming Systems? Last-mile, Location-specific and Time-sensitive Products and Services

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Transition to Precision Agriculture in richer, temperate nations, is typically associated with sophisticated machinery/equipment on large, commercially-oriented farms and well-developed infrastructure. But what might the concept of precision agriculture look like in the context of smallholder agriculture in Africa? What applications and use-cases already exist? What’s in the pipeline? What are we learning?

Building on participant inspiration from 1.5-day of dialogue at this meeting this session seeks to articulate elements of a collective vision of “Precision Agriculture in Africa” from the perspective of both farmers (e.g., better timing/types of field operations) as well as service providers in public and private sectors (e.g., inputs, extension, insurance, financial services).

Within this broader context CGIAR participants will explore potential contributions and partnerships that best leverage the CGIAR geospatial community’s comparative advantage, and help articulate their potential contribution to a broader Action Roadmap of Precision Agriculture in Africa.

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Speakers
avatar for Chandrashekhar Biradar

Chandrashekhar Biradar

Head Geoinformatics Unit, ICARDA
Chandra is a principal agro-ecosystems scientist and head of the Geoinformatics unit at ICARDA, working on geospatial science, technology and application (GeSTA) in agro-ecosystems research, development and outreach. Chandra leads the theme digital agriculture and spatial data analytics... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Chamberlin

Jordan Chamberlin

Spatial Economist, CIMMYT
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Gerrit Hoogenboom

Professor, University of Florida
avatar for Rhiannan Price

Rhiannan Price

Senior Manager, Seeing a Better World Program, DigitalGlobe
avatar for Pierre C. Sibiry Traore

Pierre C. Sibiry Traore

Director, R&D - Digital Agriculture, MANOBI



Wednesday September 7, 2016 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Whidbey Camano (Plenary)

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