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Secondary Data for Crop Modeling: Filling Data Gaps under Lockdowns

Jawoo Koo, Kai Sonder
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Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
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About the webinar
COVID-19 crisis is posing challenges for researchers to conduct field trials and collect primary data on crops.

With the COVID-19 lockdowns imposed around the world, crop modeling researchers face challenges of conducting field trials and collecting primary data.

While the field-collected data are still the best option for crop modeling studies, some of the data requirements might be filled using secondary data.

This webinar, promoted by CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, will present what secondary data are being used by CGIAR crop modeling researchers and discuss when to (and not to) use the secondary data in practice.

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About the speakers

Jawoo Koo

Jawoo Koo is Co-Founder of CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture and Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He joined IFPRI in July 2007 as a postdoctoral fellow in the Environment and Production Technology Division. He holds a B.A. in Agricultural Biology from Korea University, Seoul, Korea, and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from University of Florida. For his dissertation, he worked for the Soil Management CRSP, funded by USAID, in collaboration with University of Ghana and the Savannah Agriculture Research Institute, to estimate soil carbon sequestration potential in smallholders’ farming systems in Ghana using crop systems models and field surveys.

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Kai Sonder

Kai Sonder is currently the head of Geographic Information System (GIS) unit at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). The unit provides spatial data and analysis, targeting and foresight work and agro meteorology to the organization. It also provides training on GIS to all of CIMMYT’s scientists and projects, as well as partners applied to development-oriented agricultural research on maize, wheat and conservation agriculture in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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