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One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?

ID-100236071 Hailed as the latest technological advance that could revolutionise development and agriculture (along with other sectors), “big data” has been the focus of several recent articles, most notably a series of articles published by SciDev.Net. In June 2013 a UN High level panel called for a “data revolution” emphasising the need for better data to track progress towards development goals. But what is big data and how can it aid poverty and hunger eradication?

Big data is not just large amounts of information but rather it’s about integrating infrastructure to collect data at every step of the development process and designing new data collection methods that can track development goals effectively. In particular, big data is being hailed as the big fix for the lack of reliable official statistics in developing countries. But there is no clear (agreed upon) definition of big data, one article stating “it is data…

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More 2 Explore

There are two incredibly diverse botanical gardens in Basel. Both with their own charm and both extremely family friendly.  The spring is the ideal time to visit local gardens with children of all ages.

Merian Park, Botanical Garden Brüglingen
If you have not yet been to Merian Park (sits behind Grün 80) please promise yourself that you will pay this remarkable garden a visit in the very near future. With a playground for the children (sandpit, running water, slide and climbing area), incredible Iris gardens in the spring, vegetable gardens, chickens, sheep and rabbits, the entire family can enjoy spending time in nature. And don’t forget to sip a coffee at the gorgeous café (located behind the beautiful white and gray estate) while your children run freely through the grass and count the fish in the koi pond.

Address: Vorder Brüglingen 5, 4052 Basel Right behind the St. Jakob Indoor…

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