Research Highlights

Cover Atlas of African Ag

The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development presents a broad range of geospatial data that relate to strategic agriculture policy, investment, and planning issues.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Model-estimated yield variability of rainfed maize with high input for 1981-2010 (30-year period). Values are for 5 arc-minute grid cells.

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

This tool helps users to identify specific sites within the SAGCOT (Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania) area where new irrigation investments should target at 10 km spatial resolution.

Through open access global and household datasets, pseudo-panels, spatial data analytics and communities of practice, data are increasingly available to support investment portfolios designed to enhance the resilience of vulnerable populations in the Horn of Africa.

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

Data Releases

What's in the pipeline? Follow our roadmap to see what keeps us busy! Want to propose a new data layer? Experienced issues or errors? Feel free to send your suggestions and comments!

Features

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!

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