Goal 2: Zero Hunger
If you do not know where your next meal will come from, it is hard to think about much else. 795 million people face this reality every day, even though there is enough food in the world for everyone.
Data can help farmers predict when to plant and harvest their crops and help them get a fair price for their produce. The International Center for Tropical Agriculture and the Colombian Rice Growers Federation created a computer model using data on crop growth and weather patterns to advise farmers which crops to plant. In 2013, it saved farmers from wasting US$3.8 million on seeds and agricultural inputs during a drought.
Franklin D. Roosevelt