Unit 1: Data, Services and Applications

Learning objectives

This Unit covers the topics of value of data in agriculture to support farmers, increase their income and develop food production; digital farmer profiling and the strategies to design business model for profiling. At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

  • Understand the value of data in agriculture to support farmers, increase their income and develop food production.

  • Identify the type of services that data enables Understand characteristics of global data and farm-level data Identifying key datasets in farming crop cycles

  • Understand how and why farm-level data can be collected and exploited

  • Understand the importance for farmer groups and cooperatives to profile their members

  • Identify the core components and the partners required to put in place a profiling platform

  • Understand the challenges related to farmer profiling

  • Design a business model to sustain the profiling members