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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.
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.
Open Data is a hot topic in agricultural development–so hot that G8 leaders are holding an International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture on April 29 and 30. The following day, May 1, IFPRI will share its own wealth of Open Data at "D8".
Stem rust is a potentially devastating fungal disease that can kill wheat plants and small grain cereals, but more typically reduces foliage, root growth, and grain yields. The pathogen multiplies rapidly, and its spores can be dispersed by wind over thousands of kilometers.
May 28-June 1, 2012 (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania): As part of a multidisciplinary and multinational collaboration, a team of researchers representing several research institutions met to discuss the growing aflatoxin problem in sub-Saharan Africa.
Does the World Bank help the poorest of the poor? One of Washington’s oldest think tanks uses our sub-national poverty data to find out.
This post is part of a series on HarvestChoice data methodology. Today’s tool: the Crop Reporter.
Thousands of pests and diseases affect our major livestock species, with impacts on livestock production varying in space and time.
To improve our collective capacity to model and measure the economic costs of pests, weeds and diseases of the major food crops of the world, CSIRO and HarvestChoice-UMN are delivering a series of ecological modeling workshops.