Oct 7, 2013 by Naomie Sakana

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, New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

Sep 27, 2013 by Zhe Guo

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.

Photo credit: IFPRI

Feb 13, 2013 by Cindy Cox

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.

Jun 4, 2012 by Cindy Cox

A recent HarvestChoice team retreat hardly fits Webster's idea of "an act or process of withdrawing especially from what is difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable".

May 14, 2012 by Cindy Cox

Fueled by a commitment to help society, agriculture is on Esri's mind. In fact, the World Bank asked them to write about it for FARMD: The Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development. And what did Esri –The global leader in Geographic Information System (GIS) software and geodatabase management applications – write about? HarvestChoice!

Apr 3, 2012 by Cindy Cox

Whether you work directly with spatial data or simply reap the benefits by tapping into mapped data products, you’ve probably heard of Esri.

Feb 21, 2012 by Jeff Horwich

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and HarvestChoice are now working together to apply innovative, “bio-economic” approaches to improve the food security of poor people in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Together, our organizations will merge biological, environmental and economic tools to track global food pests and better target strategic investments to improve global food security. 

CSIRO and HarvestChoice

HarvestChoice cofounders and principal investigators Stanley Wood and Philip Pardey discuss our mission, our data challenge, and four signature aspects of our innovative approach to more productive and profitable farming in Sub-Saharan Africa.