Mar 13, 2014 by Cindy Cox - 0 comments

Members of HarvestChoice co-author book that brings to the table some of the most promising agricultural technologies to date and rigorously examines their potential impact on projected global food production and food security in the context of water and nitrogen conservation.

Mar 13, 2014 by Cindy Cox - 0 comments

Members of HarvestChoice co-author book that brings to the table some of the most promising agricultural technologies to date and rigorously examines their potential impact on projected global food production and food security in the context of water and nitrogen conservation.

Oct 7, 2013 by Naomie Sakana - 0 comments

HarvestChoice is bringing together user-friendly tools, analytical know-how, and layers of big data to tell the story of where in sub-Saharan Africa and inform investment decisions as part of the G-8 initiative, (em)New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition(em).

Sep 27, 2013 by Joe (Zhe) Guo - 0 comments

Photo credit: IFPRI

To every crop there is a season with optimal times for planting, sowing, and harvesting. Precisely documenting these times in a Crop Calendar through time and space, however, remains a challenge, particularly at small scales such as the pixel. But pixels are what HarvestChoice is all about.

Aug 15, 2013 by Ulrike Wood-Sichra - 0 comments

It may get stuck in your junk folder, confused with a tin of mysterious food, or buried in a Google search (try adding a few more key terms), but for now the name sticks (and sticks in your memory); SPAM (Spatial Production Allocation Model) is not getting a new name anytime soon. That’s just one of the items key players discussed at a recent SPAM workshop.

Jul 23, 2013 by Cindy Cox - 0 comments

Dr. Maction Komwa from George Mason University is a visiting scientist at HarvestChoice, IFPRI. The team recently sat down with Maction and discussed his research looking into labor constraints in African agriculture. The results are this blog post describing some of his findings and an upcoming inclusion in HarvestChoice’s flagship study on agricultural constraints in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jun 17, 2013 by Joe (Zhe) Guo - 0 comments

Maps describing Earth's land cover tell different stories. Which should we believe?

May 23, 2013 by Jawoo Koo - 0 comments

Where in sub-Saharan Africa is the difference between actual and potential yield of maize most striking? We can answer this question pixel by pixel, region by region, but for the purpose of this brief analysis, let’s talk countries.

May 13, 2013 by Phil Pardey - 0 comments

L-R: Liebenberg, Beddow, UP Dept. Head Johann Kirsten, and Pardey

The Collaborative Masters of Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) program brings together students from 7 African universities. As part of this program, the University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics is offering a course on the economics of science and technology policy joint with the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Apr 24, 2013 by Beliyou Haile - 0 comments

If there is one consensus in agriculture development it is the idea that crops will need to produce more from existing agricultural land in the coming decades. In other words, agriculture will need to be intensified.

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