Apr 30, 2015 by Melanie Bacou

HarvestChoice releases over 500 newly-updated indicators for Africa South of the Sahara at 10 km resolution.

HarvestChoice data release r2.5

Apr 15, 2015 by Liangzhi You

Interactive website shows production of 42 crops at ten kilometer resolution.

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

Aug 4, 2012 by Darren Kriticos

To improve our collective capacity to model and measure the economic costs of pests, weeds and diseases of the major food crops of the world, CSIRO and HarvestChoice-UMN are delivering a series of ecological modeling workshops.

Chilo partellus larvae by J van den Berg

Jul 23, 2012 by Elizabeth Cross

It sounds a little like the popular fairytale. A researcher searches out datasets only to find them too small or too incomplete, too this or not enough that...the perfect fit of appropriate scale, detail and reliability eluding her (or his) desires. The researcher begins to sympathize and thinks to herself, maybe Goldilocks wasn’t so spoiled after all.

Jun 25, 2012 by Cindy Cox

A group of researchers from the University of Nebraska and Wageningen University are setting out to determine just that through the production of an atlas.

Jun 18, 2012 by Cindy Cox

The June 2012 issue of Insights, IFPRI’s quarterly magazine, talks up HarvestChoice’s increasingly popular online tool: MAPPR. So friendly to use that a writer and a graphics designer combined wits to create the MAPPR-generated visuals for the article.

Feb 11, 2012 by Ulrike Wood-Sichra

SPAM2000 (any version) is based on a large set of data which centers as much as possible on the year 2000: land cover / land use (Boston University’s MODIS-derived land cover 2000 and JRC’s GLC2000), crop suitability (Global AEZ Zones 2000 by FAO and IIASA), irrigated areas (FAO and CESR of University of Kassel), population density (CIESIN), and, most importantly, national and sub-national crops statistics for 2000.

Feb 11, 2011 by Jawoo Koo

HarvestChoice uses a so-called meso-scale spatial grid typically at 10km or 5-arc minute resolution.

 

Illustration by Mike Shibao, based on imagery from CMMAP.

Dec 6, 2010 by Jawoo Koo

For crop modeling researchers who are in need of finding soil profiles at regional-scale in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), this post gives a spatial dataset that delineates SSA into 588 units and corresponding soil profiles, based on the WISE v1.1 and HC27 soil profile databases.

How to find a right soil profile for this grid cell?