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Why should I use social media for food security?

In the past few weeks, I have worked on … something different from what I normally do. Although social media data mining is use widely in almost every field, I thought I would try a different approach.

My idea was to see if I can collect real-time data and process it, while also forecast, based on keywords, hashtags and expressions, the next food scarcity hot spot (at local level). Continue reading “Why should I use social media for food security?”

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Breaking the Wall of Innovation Utility

Last week I attended the Falling Walls Lab and Conference, a great idea of a german foundation (aka the Falling Walls Foundation) of putting the spotlight on the most innovative ideas of the year and presenting them in a unsual format. The FW Lab brought together 100 young innovators from across the world and from ALL fields of expertise that had to present their ideas in maximum three minutes, questions from the public included. I had the chance to present my research on building a Global Agricultural Policy in order to end world hunger.  I`m not the greatest public speaker so I didn`t explain a complex topic very good in 3 minutes. Continue reading “Breaking the Wall of Innovation Utility”