Publishing Details

Tool Type: 
Interactive data query
Publication Date: 
March, 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 series of web services allowing programmatic access to HarvestChoice datasets for sub-Saharan Africa. Requests are sent over the web over HTTP allowing connections through a broad range of clients, including browsers and mobile devices.

The API provides a number of methods to describe, query and aggregate over seven hundred layers of spatially-explicit data for sub-Saharan Africa based on fine-resolution spatial layers (10km x 10km grid).


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

Additional Attributes

Data Sources/Credits:

Credits to Spatial Development International.

Keywords: Statistical Data
Geographic Coverage: West Africa, East & Central Africa, Southern Africa
Format/Platform: Microsoft SQL Server