The second episode of our 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)
MODERATOR: Marianne McDade, Head of Communications, CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture
In times of crisis, big data tools can help us make sense of and respond to crises with agility and accuracy.
From using satellite remote sensing to monitor crop harvests to leveraging social media data to track population dynamics that may influence the spread of disease, big data tools and approaches have been instrumental in sensing and responding to the pandemic’s impacts on global food security and supply chains.
As we begin recovering and (re)building resilient food systems, we must leverage the power of big data to examine concepts of resilience and inform our understanding of how digital dynamism enables adaptive food systems in the face of shocks, and, in the longer term, addresses systemic issues in agriculture that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.
The second panel, held 7 July, brought together four panelists to discuss challenges and solutions to input supply chains and on-farm realities.
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