Accelerating understanding of resilient agriculture. Using a data sprint to catalyze new insights from existing evidence
Key messages; The Evidence for Resilient Agriculture (ERA) dataset contains more than 100,000 observations describing which agricultural practices work where.; A Data Sprint was held for six months to leverage ERA to generate new insights that maximize the impact of the dataset and build new scientific collaborations.; A sample analysis that compared expert elicitation and ERA data of benefits of CSA identified little convergence and highlighted the need for integration of diverse evidence.; A sample analysis that generated predictive scenarios to improve food and nutrition security in Ethiopia leveraged ERA data to identify pathways that account for local diversity.; A sample analysis that assessed data deserts and research gaps using ERA data found a lack of evidence in regions with pastoral systems.
Jones, Kristal; Nowak, Andreea; Rosenstock, Todd