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  • Day 1

    March 05, 2019

  • Day 2

    March 06, 2019

  • Attend this session to learn about how Big Data Analytics is informing decisions on the development activities of Smallholder poultry in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania. Farmers are constantly exposed to various climatic and environmental factors that limit the productivity of their farms, threaten household livelihoods and food security. Improving the performance and productivity of smallholdings through climate-smart practices require prediction, made possible by harnessing the huge data resources from mobile phones, satellites, and terrestrial statistics. The process of capturing huge amounts of data, their cleaning and analysis, and integration into appropriate predictive models must be dynamic, real-time, and specific to the prevailing agro-ecological and climatic conditions. The establishment of an innovation platform and adoption of a farmer-first approach can mitigate potential challenges, and allay fears associated with Big Data. Development partners and non-governmental organisations should deploy Big Data towards the design and implementation of their intervention programmes. These ideas are illustrated by data collected in the African Chicken Genetic Gains Project through a baseline survey of 1,200 households and on-farm testing of six tropically adapted and more productive chicken breeds in 2100 households in Nigeria.

  • With the buzz of big data and data analytics, a lot of companies are using advanced analytics to make informed strategic business decisions. Some companies have successfully launched data analytics in their organizations while some have failed to launch same at their organizations. Those that have been successful are gaining a competitive advantage over those have not. Some organizations have not started at all while some are just afraid to start. Join this panel discussion led by data analytics thought leader, Yemi Keri to gain some critical and powerful lessons learned on how to launch data analytics in your organization.
    Panel Discussions

  • Day 3

    March 07, 2019