Publishing Details

Tool Type: 
Publication Year: 
HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Years Covered: 
Primary Contact: 
Jawoo Koo
Lowest Geographic Unit: 
Level-3 administrative units


Developed by HarvestChoice by blending and interpreting information from both HWSD and WISE databases.

For a selected location (mapping unit) droppr returns:
• Number of soil types
• Representative WISE profiles assigned to each soil type
• Area share of each soil type
• Fertility, Depth and Texture classes of each soil type according to HC27
• Downloadable data in DSSAT or APSIM format for crop modeling


HarvestChoice, 2010. "Generic Soil Profiles for Crop Modeling Applications (HC27)." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at

Additional Attributes

Data Sources/Credits:

IIASA/FAO/ISRIC (2010), John Dimes & Jawoo Koo (2010)

Keywords: Crop Improvement, Crop Models, Crops, DROPPR, Models, Soil Profiles, Soils, Spatial Analysis, World
Geographic Coverage: Angola, Benin, Burundi, West Africa, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo DR, Lesotho, Chad, Malawi, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Mauritius, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique, Gabon, Madagascar, Namibia, Gambia, Rwanda, South Africa, Ghana, Seychelles, Swaziland, Guinea, Zambia, Guinea-Bissau, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Tanzania, Liberia, Uganda, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, East & Central Africa, Southern Africa
Format/Platform: Droppr (MySQL, PHP, GoogleMap API, JavaScript)