Big data represents an unprecedented opportunity to find new ways of reducing hunger and poverty, by applying data-driven solutions to ongoing research for development impact. The 2017 Crawford Fund Annual Conference is titled ‘Transforming Lives and Livelihoods: The Digital Revolution in Agriculture,” and is being held on 7 and 8 August 2017 in Canberra.
This event aims to shine a light on this transformational technology and its realised and potential impacts for food security and development. Keynote and overview presentations will address:
- how improved access and use of data and information can transform small-holder farmers’ lives and livelihoods;
- the impediments to improved use, describing some success stories where such impediments have been overcome;
- how ICT in the hands of the farmers is adding value and impact; and
- the role of the Internet of Things in innovation platforms.
The conference will feature eminent international and Australian speakers who will focus on the current and future likely impact of the data revolution for smallholder farmers in Australia and globally. Visit the conference website to view the conference program and list of conference speakers.
For more information and to register, visit the website: https://www.crawfordfund.org/events/2017-conference/