The DataLab for the Hand-in-Hand initiative
The Hand-in-Hand Initiative aims to:
- Increase the quantity, quality, diversity and accessibility of nutritious foods available in food markets located in countries where national capacities and international support are limited, and/or in countries facing humanitarian crises;
- Identify opportunities to raise incomes and reduce the rural people’s vulnerabilities.
In order to facilitate the attainment of such objectives, the Data Lab:
- Conducts agricultural production data collection by means of artificial intelligence in contexts where little data are available, typically in the HiH priority countries and at a sub-national level (different types of administrative divisions);
- Implements a text-mining system that is able to assess the solutions applied to various food commodities through different countries (e.g. providing farmers with digital technologies to improve wheat yield).
DataLab products resulting from this collaboration: