Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

How Big Data Can Solve Food Insecurity

Farmers make up 70 percent of the world's extreme poor, but smart use of data can change this status quo. Data can be used to build digital farmer profiles and lead to the creation of targeted products like precise irrigation systems, better credit scoring systems and location-based weather updates.

Watch to learn how to take the first steps to build digital farmer profiles and create a brighter future for smallholder farmers. For next steps, read the report from Feed the Future, USAID and the Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project called Data-Driven Agriculture: The Future of Smallholder Farmer Data Management.

This video was prepared under the mSTAR project (USAID Cooperative Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-12-0073). The content and views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.