2018 Syngenta Crop Challenge

The population is growing by 200,000 people a day but we are using our arable land and water 50 percent faster than the planet can sustain. By 2050, there will be 2 billion more people to feed but we are running out of cropland. How will we be able to grow enough food to meet world demand?

Now in its third year, the Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics underscores the cross-industry collaboration needed to help feed a growing population. A joint effort between Syngenta and the Analytics Society of INFORMS, the 2018 competition provides entrants with a real-world data set and tasks them to develop a unique equation or methodology to address the research question: Based on historic observations and genetic composition, how will a corn hybrid perform in new locations with varying environmental conditions?

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