A Date with Big Data in Uruguay

18 August, 2015 by (comments)

It was definitely not love at first sight. Gonzalo Rovira had prepared carefully for this first date. Years of experience assured him that all would go well. But when the big moment arrived, he felt intimidated. His date was a platform named “R,” which is widely used by scientists and statisticians for data analysis. Rovira had a long storyRead More …

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Filed Under: Crops @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions, Rice @en

APC-Colombia and CIAT, partners in fostering good agricultural practices

1 July, 2015 by (comments)

The Colombian Presidential Agency of International Cooperation (APC-Colombia) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen sharing of good practices for South-South Cooperation (SSC) in agriculture, climate change adaptation, and rural entrepreneurship. In a first phase, the APC-Colombia and CIAT strategic partnership will undertake SSC activities involving technical assistance and knowledge sharingRead More …

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Rice at center stage in Uruguay big data workshop

9 June, 2015 by (comments)

From yesterday until next Friday, 12 June, a workshop on the analysis of big data from Uruguay’s commercial rice production is being held in the Uruguayan city of Treinta y Tres. The purpose of the event, which brings together rice producers, millers, and researchers from Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, is to share and promote the use of newRead More …


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