Nov 17, 2014 by Carlo Azzarri

How does a potentially devastating disturbance, such as drought or excess rainfall, effect the ripples of trade flow in sub-Saharan Africa? What is the spatial relationship between biophysical characteristics and net exports in a particular country or region? What do historical patterns and spatial variability in the environment, agricultural production, and natural shocks tell us about food distribution and possible mitigation through responsive trade flows? HarvestChoice explores these questions in a recently published chapter included in the flagship publication, ReSAKSS Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) 2013.

Oct 6, 2014 by Carlo Azzarri

HarvestChoice recently launched a series of Country Agricultural Snapshots to illustrate the basic characteristics of farming households across a panel of five sub-Saharan African countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda). These non-technical reports include country-level information that allow for cross-country comparisons on a range of important dimensions related to farming and livestock.

Aug 25, 2014 by Liangzhi You

In the era of big data, unmanned drones, and satellite remote sensing, our knowledge of crop growing locations remains surprisingly limited. We have even less information on crop yields that vary from plot to plot. While some developed countries have started to map their crops, most developing countries have no such capacity. Information on the distribution and performance of specific crops is therefore mostly available through national or sub-national statistics, which are often too general for a focused analysis. 

Mar 13, 2014 by Cindy Cox

This report pools together research from within IFPRI and HarvestChoice and considers a wide range of relevant food and production challenges such as identifying promising technologies that will do most to sustainably increase agriculture productivity under a changing climate.

Feb 16, 2011 by Jawoo Koo

What's the reported level of maize yield in Chad? Or, how about for all Sub-Saharan Countries? What's the time trend of groundnut yield in Ghana? Please be quick; you have one minute to find the answers! OK, good questions.