Future Trends for Big Data Science in Sustainable Food Systems

Posted on June 15, 2022

Future Trends for Big Data Science in Sustainable Food Systems 

The sharing of information and data on agriculture and nutrition is supported and encouraged by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, recent research indicates knowledge gaps between agriculture and food systems, and how to translate this data into insights and action. Recent challenges in the monitoring of the SDGs with evidence-based solutions increased the demand to harness Big Data and exposed the need for new, technical, policy-oriented, and innovative solutions to advance the data revolution for sustainable development.

Harnessing Big Data is one of the cross-cutting themes of ARUA-SFS (African Research Universities Alliance - Sustainable Food Systems). The following open access dialogue sessions that aim to deal with Big Data Science across the research focus areas will be taking place daily during the week of SRI2022 from 11:00 – 12:30 SAST. Please ensure that you register for your spot and join us and leading experts online at no cost to discuss the following topics:

20 June @11:00 Session 1: Introduction to Big Data Science through the lens of agriculture and food systems 

21 June @11:00 Session 2: Unleashing the potential of Africa’s Crops – smart farming with smart sensors 

22 June @11:00 Session 3: Big data as a vehicle for addressing the challenges for improvement of the African herd 

23 June @11:00 Session 4: Safe and Nutritious Food: Nutrient composition databases in the age of Big Data 

24 June @11:00 Session 5: Informing Food Policies – Bridging the gap between science and policy



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