Publishing Details

Tool Type: 
Interactive data query
Publication Date: 
April, 2014
HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Years Covered: 
Funding Agency: 
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Primary Contact: 
Melanie Bacou
Lowest Geographic Unit: 
5 arc-minute gridcell


HarvestChoice provides a suite of Data Services allowing programmatic access to HarvestChoice indicators for sub-Saharan Africa. Requests are sent over the web through HTTP requests allowing connections from a broad range of clients, including browsers and mobile devices. The services provide methods to describe, query, aggregate, graph, plot, and download over 750 layers of spatially-explicit data for sub-Saharan Africa at a spatial resolution of 5 arc-minute (10 km at the Equateur).

All access methods and parameters are documented at


HarvestChoice, 2014. "HarvestChoice Data Services." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at

Additional Attributes

Data Sources/Credits:

All data credits to HarvestChoice. Additional credits to OpenCPU for providing a simple RESTful framework exposing R packages.

Keywords: Africa, Statistical Data, Sub-Saharan Africa
Geographic Coverage: West Africa, East & Central Africa, Southern Africa
Format/Platform: OpenCPU, R (raster, rgdal, rgeos)