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Continued collaboration between AgTrials, CropOntology, AgMIP, CSISA and others

beandivcross posted on AgTrials Blog.

The Climate Change and Agricultural Food Security  (CCAFS) program’s AgTrials initiative places a strong emphasis on partnerships with other initiatives,  and on interoperability between systems designed for crop improvement applications.  On the upstream end, linking to information resources is a critical input to making the agricultural trial database work.  Our collaboration with CropOntology —  an international initiative developed by the Generation Challenge Program for standardizing terms  related to crops and crop plant traits — illustrates this approach. Their system gives us standardized terminology,  allowing us to integrate information across a large number of data providers all over the world. On the downstream end, the AgTrials resource is available to any group that needs this kind of information in applied research. One good example is the Agricultural Modeling Inter-comparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP). AgTrials and AgMIP have already been working to integrate their systems. Expect much more to come in 2014. AgTrials is developing another area of collaboration with the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA). As an example of how these collaborations work, see below a presentation on the CropOntology initiative made at the Plant and Animal Genomics conference in San Diego, USA.

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2 responses to: "Presentation of results of collaborative work CIAT-MINAM"

  • steph Smith says:

    Hello Alejandro Coca,

    I am interested in possibly using an image from your report in a documentary film I am working on about Midwifes. I am relating what is happening to women in maternity care is happening to our earth. I do not know if I will use image but I would like the option to use figure 2. Satellite images provided by NASA show the high landscape change between 1975 and 2007 on the Guatemala-Belize border. Source: UNEP, CATHALAC.

    The project website is givelight.info

    Will

  • steph Smith says:

    Hello Alejandro Coca,

    I am interested in possibly using an image from your report in a documentary film I am working on about Midwifes. I am relating what is happening to women in maternity care is happening to our earth. I do not know if I will use image but I would like the option to use figure 2. Satellite images provided by NASA show the high landscape change between 1975 and 2007 on the Guatemala-Belize border. Source: UNEP, CATHALAC.

    The project website is givelight.info

    Please let me know if you will grant me permission to use it.
    Best Wishes,
    Steph

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