Research Highlights

HarvestChoice Web Map services

HarvestChoice Web Map Services (version 1.1.1) offer Open GIS Consortium standard Web Map Service interface. Using WMS endpoints, you can allow your desktop or web GIS clients (e.g. QGIS and ArcMap, Leaflet, etc.) to access all of HarvestChoice data layers for sub-Saharan Africa without this website.

We clarify the terminology surrounding yield gaps, show that closing yield gaps is not necessarily economic, and conclude that food security will be better served by policies that directly enhance the productive capacity of agriculture to supply affordable food efficiently and sustainably.

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The notion that global agricultural output needs to double by 2050 is oft repeated.

Median travel time to human settlement of 50,000 or greater population.

Authors use crop and impact models to examine which current and potential agricultural technologies offer solutions to fight hunger.

This tool visualizes the long-term (1960-2014) gridded monthly precipitation, near-surface temperature, and Palmer Drought Severity Index time series for sub-Saharan Africa summarized across districts.

Our new spatial output indexes show that 16 to 21 percent of the increase in U.S. corn output over the 128 years beginning in 1879 was attributable to spatial movement in production.

Soil organic carbon content (fine earth fraction) at 15-30cm depth.

The purpose of this series of country briefs is to provide a comprehensive and standardized view of agricultural characteristics, integrat- ed with socio-economic variables across countries.

The purpose of this series of country briefs is to provide a comprehensive and standardized view of agricultural characteristics integrat- ed with socio-economic variables across countries.

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MAPPR provides easy access to over 750 layers of high-resolution spatial data for sub-Saharan Africa. Designed for policy makers and investors as well as researchers in agricultural development. Users control the where and what so click to get MAPPRing!