Sites and Landscapes


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Glenn Hyman from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) describes that organisation’s experiences with sentinel site selection, long-term trial sites, and data management.

This presentation formed part of the CRP6 Sentinel Landscape planning workshop held on 30 September – 1 October 2011 at CIFOR’s headquarters in Bogor, Indonesia. Further information on CRP6 and Sentinel Landscapes can be accessed from and respectively.

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Sites and Landscapes

  1. 1. Sites & Landscapes Glenn HymanInternational Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  2. 2. Ecuador Colombia Planned road linking Brazil and Peru Brazil BrazilPERU Road to Lima
  3. 3. Using space as a proxy for time Poverty Indices From 1993/1994 Population and Agricultural Census of Peru Household Index 65 Education Index Index Number 60 Well-being Index 55 50 Rural Household Index 45 Basic Needs Index 40 35 30 0 10 20 30 40 50 Years Since Forest Clearing
  4. 4. Where we workCCAFS
  5. 5. Regional selection: WA, EA, IGP• Represent areas that are becoming both drier and wetter• Areas that will generate results that can be applied and adapted in other regions worldwide• Poverty and vulnerability• Complementary set of social, cultural and institutional contexts• Complementary climatic contexts• Significant but contrasting climate-related problems and opportunities for interventions• Security, governance, institutional capacity that favour likelihood of generating transferable results
  6. 6. Principles of site selection• Must build on partnerships with a range of actors already working in these areas• Should build on existing structures, institutions, projects and programs (not start from scratch)
  7. 7. EastAfricaKenya NyandoKenya MachakosUganda AlbertineUganda KageraTanzania UsambaraEthiopia Borana
  8. 8. West Africa
  9. 9. Indo-Gangetic Plains
  10. 10. How many sites?• So far, 31 sites• They are doing baseline surveys at each site
  11. 11. Trial Sites: CCAFS, GCP
  12. 12. Links to national programs, long term trial sites:Central Peruvian Amazon station of Instituto Nacional de Innovacion Agraria (INIA)
  13. 13. Agricultural technology evaluation: Trial metadatabase and file repositoryGlenn Hyman, Andy Farrow,Herlin Espinoza, Ernesto Giron,Andy Jarvis, Jagath Kularatne (CIAT)2011 General Research MeetingHyderabad, India24 September 2011
  14. 14. Web interface Relational database
  15. 15. Trial sites and trials
  16. 16. Document fileson trial site
  17. 17. Upload soil information:• descriptions• soil maps• data
  18. 18. Weather during the trial
  19. 19. Photographs of the trial site
  20. 20. You specify who can access the data
  21. 21. Summary: Intellectual Property Rights• Only registered and authenticated users can upload or download any data• You establish the type of license to use the data, which can only be downloaded if user agrees to license• You specify who can download• You control your data
  22. 22. Users can enter the traits or variablesmeasured in the trial here.Source: GCP’s
  23. 23. Integration with GCP Crop Ontology
  24. 24. is growing: evaluation data
  25. 25. Final remarks• Do we nearly fully rely on existing sites? Security issue….• Number of sites (Columbia U. experience?)• Link with other CRPs• Combine drivers of land use change with position on forest transition curve• GeoEye imagery
  26. 26. Thank you for your attention Q&A