Can big data hold the key to unlocking sustainable smallholder farms?

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Farming can be a gamble. Many variables can determine success and some, such as climate, are outside a farmer’s control. But an innovative approach to agricultural research may help tip the odds in the favor of smallholder farmers. Strategic foresight modeling is a research method that examines how farming systems interact with climate change and other factors.

The resulting data can help predict outcomes on farms — and help make agriculture less a game of chance for farmers.

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