Many of HarvestChoice’s spatial analyses are done using raster datasets at various spatial resolutions (e.g., 1 km, 10 km, or 50 km grids). However, it is often more convenient and easily conceivable to aggregate the granular results at a more easily recognizable level using commonly-used administrative units. To standardize the aggregation and reporting process across the project, HCADMIN v1.0 was developed as a set of sub-national administrative unit boundaries in sub-Saharan Africa countries – at levels 1 or 2, depending on the number and size of units and the population within per country. Version 1.0 of the dataset contains 684 inland units.

Download the Shapefile or click the image below for a detailed look:

HCADMIN 1.0: the reporting units used by HarvestChoice

This post is co-authored with Zhe Guo (IFPRI).


HarvestChoice, 2010. "HCADMIN v1.0: The HarvestChoice Reporting Unit." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at http://harvestchoice.org/node/1925.

Aug 10, 2010