Registration is now open! IGAD Coffee Break Webinar on 30 June 2021 from 13:00 to 13:30 CEST


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The next webinar part of the Research Data Alliance Interest Group for Agricultural Data (IGAD)’s new Coffee Break initiative will take place on 30 June from 13:00 to 13:30 CEST. The webinar, titled Agricultural market dynamics based on data evidence will feature Luiza Petrosyan, Universitat Politécnica de Valencia

During this webinar, Luiza Petrosyan will present her research on the evolution of agricultural products and their commercial supply through existing data. Luiza will introduce a systematic protocol for downloading data from several sources that generates a sufficient mass of information to automatically establish analysis parameters. 

Providing current, reliable and sustainable, and automated data is essential for verifying the information that is transmitted and for political or economic decision-making. The research she is conducting aims to build a monitoring and analysis KPI tool, and the results will be made public in the framework of the DATAUSE project.

The chosen research case is coffee, and the sources used so far are AGRELMA, ALIBABA and TWITTER. The structured data of marketplaces allows to identify information about the producers, traders, countries, prices, and sales conditions.

The analysis of structured and textual data from social networks reveals interesting details about for example the most active accounts, the relevant topics, and the relationships between market players.
The relationship between the two sources of data  will make it possible to characterise the dynamics of the coffee market and to build the actors' real profiles.

Registration is now open. Interested participants can register for the webinar here.

Luiza Petrosyan / Presenter
Luiza Petrosyan



Luiza Petrosyan is a PhD student in Communication and Cultural Industries at Universitat Politécnica de Valencia. Currently, Luiza is working on research that focuses on agricultural data analysis. After graduating from the Moscow University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics with a degree in Computer Science Applied to Economics, Luiza completed a Master’s degree in Information Management at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. While completing her Master’s program, Luiza collaborated with the MadPhy group in the creation of Indicators of the Valencian Economic Model for the Generalitat Valenciana (Portal indicaME). Her research is focused on the latest advances in Cloud Computing, data analysis and visualization. 


Richard Ostler / Moderator
Richard Ostler 



Richard Ostler is a Research Data Scientist at Rothamsted Research with an interest in long-time series agri-environmental datasets. At Rothamsted, he has led a project to improve access to and re-use of Rothamsted’s long-term agricultural experiments, which span over 175 years of agricultural research data. Richard is a champion for better research data stewardship and is currently working on a transformation programme to create a more digitally integrated research farm and adoption of FAIR principles for research data.



More about the IGAD Coffee Break

The new IGAD Coffee Break webinar series, which will feature eight different webinars from eight different presenters running from 16 June to 20 October 2021. The innovative initiative will help to create an ongoing dialogue and encourage the exchange of experiences on agricultural research and innovation within the IGAD community and beyond.