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CGIAR and the Linux Foundation Partner to Unlock Agricultural Field Data at Global Scale

Washington, DC/Nairobi, Kenya, September 14, 2022 –  CGIAR and the Linux Foundation have formed a research partnership to develop a standard way of sharing data about agricultural fields at scale, which could deliver global benefits, including for the estimated 500 million smallholder farmers that produce about a third of the world’s food.    Accurate data on the location and size of agricultural fields is important for almost all kinds of agricultural analysis. Through the new partnership, CGIAR and Linux Foundation will unify data standards and standard operating procedures to support the sharing and use of field boundary data at scale. The project will support the responsible use of agricultural field data, strengthening analytics for global farming.   Sumer Johal, Executive Director of  The AgStack Project   at the Linux Foundation, said, “CGIAR and the Linux Foundation are natural partners. Both are trusted intermediaries with global partner networks, facilitating pre-competitive

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