Publishing Details

Tool Type: 
Interactive map query
Publication Date: 
February, 2014
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Primary Contact: 
Jawoo Koo
Lowest Geographic Unit: 
30 arc-minute gridcell

Abstract

The AgriTech Toolbox enables researchers and policymakers to examine how alternative agricultural practices and technologies can impact farm yields, food prices, natural resource use, hunger, malnutrition, land use and global trade in 2050, when climate change impacts may be severe. As a result, it can inform the right mix of policies and investments needed to tackle the challenges agriculture faces in the coming decades.
AgriTech Toolbox can address the current knowledge gap agriculture faces: Where do we target investments? What technologies can increase yield and improve sustainability?  Which technologies may help farmers adapt to climate change? How can we tailor solutions to best address needs of local farmers?
The AgriTech Toolbox is built from the results of a multi-year research project by the International Food Policy Research Institute, culminating in a book titled “Food Security in a World of Natural Resource Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Technologies.”  The book reports on the impacts of key agricultural technologies and practices in every major region and hundreds of countries around the globe. Specifically, the book and online database report the yield impacts of the adoption of 10 key technologies for maize, wheat and rice by 2050, as well as related changes in harvested area, food production, trade, global food prices, hunger and malnutrition.
The AgriTech Toolbox allows you to work with these data directly.  By selecting a country or region along with a technology, climate scenario, crop and water management practice – you can explore how key agricultural and food security parameters will change in 2050. This information may be used to develop investment strategies and scale up agricultural technologies in key food insecure but also breadbasket regions.
Explore the tool and learn how agriculture can meet the needs of our changing world.

 

Variables:

  • No-till
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Drought Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance
  • Integrated Soil Fertility Management
  • Enhanced Nitrogen-use Efficiency
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Sprinkler Irrigation
  • Water Harvesting
  • Crop Protection - Diseases
  • Crop Protection  - Insects
  • Crop Protection - Weeds
  • Climate: Wetter and Hotter, Drier and Cooler
  • Crops: Maize, Rice, Wheat
  • Water Management: Rainfed, Irrigated, Combined (Irrigated and Rainfed)
  • Yield Change
  • Harvested Area
  •  Production

Regions:   Adriatic Countries, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Alpine Europe, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Bahrain,  Baltic, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Britannia, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Caribbean Central America, Caucasus, Central African Republic, Central America, Central Europe, Central South America, Chad, Chile, China, Congo Democratic Republic, Congo Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Developed Countries, Developing Countries, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Asia and Pacific, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Ecuador, Egypt Arab Republic,  El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia,  Ethiopia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iberian Peninsula, India, Indonesia, Iran Islamic Republic, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jammu and Kashmir, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea Democratic Republic, Korea Republic, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Latin America and Caribbean, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Middle East and North Africa, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand,  Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North America, Northern South America, Norway,  Oceania, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, PSE, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Scandinavia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands  Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela RB, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (U.S.), West Bank and Gaza, Western Europe, World, Yemen Republic, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Citation

HarvestChoice, 2014. "AgriTech Toolbox." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at http://harvestchoice.org/node/9034.

Additional Attributes

Keywords: Agricultural Pests, Agricultural Technology, Climate Change, Crop Diseases, Crop Production, Crop Yields, Drought Tolerance, Farming Systems, Food Prices, Food Security, Insects, Irrigation, Maize, Nitrogen, Pest Management, Rice, Soil Fertility, Tillage, Water Resources, Weeds, Wheat
Geographic Coverage: West Africa, East & Central Africa, Southern Africa