Open data and the future of international agriculture

05/6/2013 | Modern Farmer

The two-day G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture featured several examples of the way Big Data will be able to help promote more efficient global agriculture. Attendees played a game that simulated actual farm conditions in Africa, explored a database that maps the world's water risks and learned how two nonprofit groups teamed to use geocoded soil samples to revolutionize crop planting in Uganda.

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