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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.

This technical note describes the methods and data sources used to generate the results reported in: Pardey et al. (2013).

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

Cover Atlas of African Ag

Years of weathering have leached nutrients away from many soils in the cropped areas of Africa south of the Sahara (SSA).

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

AJARE Oct 2014 Cover

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

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.

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

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.

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

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