Announcing the winner of our Global Farming Data Competition

The winners of the Global Farming Data Competition with the JGI and ILRI teams at the prize giving event on 12 April 2018

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Global Farming Data Competition and helped make it a success.

A special congratulations goes to Leo Gorman who is our overall winner and will receive £1,000 in prize money. Leo’s wining entry was ‘Designing an interactive app for preliminary data exploration’. Our panel of judges, which included members of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Jean Golding Institute team, chose the winning entry based on it’s usability in exploring the complex dataset in a simple and engaging way. Leo is hoping to continue developing his prototype App with the team at ILRI.

Our runners up were Regina Villasor and Carlos Vincent Chua with ‘Women empowerment towards zero hunger’ and Hugh Fanthorpe and Clare Fanthorpe with their entry ‘Rural people in the developing world data challenge’.

An Honorary mention goes to Eva Thuijsman and Wytze Marinus for their contribution ‘Rural people in the developing world: How to escape hunger and poverty’.

All our competition winners were awarded their prizes at a dinner as part of the Global Challenges International Conference in Bristol on 12 April 2018.

Jim Hammond from ILRI said “The winner of the competition built a really great little App which is simple, easy to use and engaging. The underlying data is complex but using this App makes it simple to explore the data”.

In case you missed it, all the competition details can be found on our website.

Our next competition ‘The Beauty of Data’ will be launched soon. To ensure you keep up to date with all our competitions and news, join the JGI mailing list.

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