Generating High-Resolution Geospatial Datasets on Crop-Statistics
Principal Investigator
Jawoo Koo, IFPRI
Carlo Azzarri, IFPRI
Liangzhi You, IFPRI
Geographic area of interest
All Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab (SIIL) Countries
Agricultural research and development practitioners’ capacity to properly target, prioritize, and plan for investments in the sustainable intensification (SI) can improve with their timely access to relevant data, sufficiently comprehensive and practical analytical tools, and appropriate level of engagement between local analysts and decision makers. The research community is increasingly making use of multi-disciplinary approaches and data, as well as integrated modeling tools that mitigate these constraints, yet new methods and tools are not presented to practitioners in ways that are robust, usable, or tailored to local capacities and priorities. Agricultural investments in the public sector are often primarily driven by assessments of agronomic and biophysical potentials relative to current field yields, which can be further improved by incorporating other socio-economic factors in the decision-making process.
Provide the SIIL partners and sub-grantees with multi-disciplinary, high-resolution geospatial datasets to support analysis on targeting, priority setting, and ex-ante assessments of potential impacts and risk, as well as strategy development for scaling-up adoption of sustainable intensification technologies.
Key Achievements (last update: Sep 2016)
  • Ethiopia and Tanzania; preliminary results from the mapping of spatially-disaggregated crop production data at 30 arc-second spatial resolution using sub-national level-2 statistics circa 2010 developed
  • Bangladesh and Senegal; sub-national level-2 crop statistics between 2009 and 2011 collected and pre-processed
  • Burkina Faso; crop production statistics for 2009 – 2011 obtained for administrative level-1 and 2
  • Cambodia; crop statistics data for 2013 at administrative level-1 collected and pre-processed
  • Tanzania; harmonized road network generated from 2010 and onwards; preliminary results of 2010 market accessibility produced