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D8 Open Data for Agriculture Presentation by Melanie Bacou, IFPRI, HarvestChoice


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Presentation by Melanie Bacou at the D8 Open Data for Agriculture Side event at IFPRI on May 1, 2013.

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D8 Open Data for Agriculture Presentation by Melanie Bacou, IFPRI, HarvestChoice

  1. 1. GroundnutsinNyanzaorCassavainAshanti?USING HARVESTCHOICE DATA AND TOOLS TO INFORM AGRICULTURALINVESTMENT IN AFRICAD8- Open Data for AgricultureSide Event at IFPRI, Washington DC,May 1, 2013
  2. 2. WhoWeAre,WhatWeDo…Researchprogramco-ledby the International FoodPolicyResearchInstitute (IFPRI, CGIAR) andUniversityof Minnesota. Wegeneratedata productsto help guidestrategicinvestments for moreproductive andprofitablefarming in sub-SaharanAfrica. Wedo this through:• Harmonizedand geo-referenced datasets atadministrative unitsdown to 10-km grid• Analytics,modeling and data visualization tools• Flagshipstudies,atlases
  3. 3. Questionswearepassionateabout… Whereare the poor and what istheirwelfarestatus? Which farming systemsdo thepoormost depend? How best to tune productivitytargetsto different sub-nationalconditions? What arethe constraints affectingon-farmproductivity, technologyadoption, and marketintegration? What investments in technologiesandpractices might best addressthoseconstraints? What is the aggregatelandscapeof investments acrossthe region? What arethe benefits ofinvestmentson productivity, farmincomeand ultimately,thereduction of povertyand hunger,andincome distribution?
  4. 4. HowWeDoIt…CropModelingatglobalandregional-scaleongridsSeasonalitySoil FertilityHarvested AreaAverage RainfallYield Potential
  5. 5. IMPACT…Where is HarvestChoice open data making adifference? Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationstrategy refresh, country andvalue-chain targeting G-8New Alliance priority-setting tools USAID Feed the Future selection of target and control trialsites (M&E) Spatial analysis of aid effectiveness, etc.
  6. 6. B&MGatesFoundationCombining activeinvestmentswithspatialanalysisShowing BMGFinvestmentportfolio withinUganda’s agro-ecological zonesusing ProjectMappingTool.
  7. 7. G8NewAllianceValue-chainpriority-settingtoolGhana:value-chainprioritization.Which CAADP valuechains to focus on?What 10-year yieldtargets areachievable? Prototype for each country to be populated by IFPRI/HarvestChoice based onavailable secondary data sources National teams will adapt as needed and validate or replace data sourcesPrioritization criteriaandweightingBaselineproduction/adoptionYieldtargetsOutcomeindicators
  8. 8. WheatProfitabilityAssessmentinSSAEthiopia:Sensitivityanalysis tool toestimate potentialwheat profitabilityunder varyingfertilizer usescenarios.
  9. 9. TheBrookingsInstitutionSub-nationalpovertyandaidtargetingCombining WorldBank Mapping forResults investmentmaps withHarvestChoicespatial layers
  10. 10. HarvestChoice data may be found under 6 major research topics
  11. 11. Download data layers in ASCII raster and CSV formats,Map,andTabulate…
  12. 12. Use Mappr to browse and download indicator maps Selectindicators#2 Toggle and re-arrange layers#3 Generatezonal statistics#4 Save reports
  13. 13. Use Mappr to generate point-based and zonal statistics
  14. 14. Create and download your own custom tables using Tabler at release planned for mid-May 2013.HarvestChoiceTabler #2 Pivot andsummarize#1 Selectindicators
  15. 15. HarvestChoice launching new data API at release planned for mid-May 2013.HarvestChoiceDataAPI
  16. 16. COMINGNEXT…We need to better our understanding of: Footprintof agricultural technologiesin sub-Saharan Africa Not only bio-physical, but also socio-economicandinstitutionalconstraints to technology adoption Current and future landscape of public and privateagricultural investment in the region
  17. 17. Augmenting –and validating- HarvestChoice data layers and models with sub-national farm householdcharacteristics, farm management practices, production, consumption and nutrition estimates.PartneringUp MappingAgriculturalCensus,DHSandLSMS-ISASurveys DHS Child Stunting PrevalenceTZA AC 2007 – Tomato Yield
  18. 18. Showing target zones for planned agricultural investments MappingCGIARResearchProgramsandCAADPCountryInvestmentPlans
  19. 19. AboutIFPRI ifpri.orgTheInternational Food Policy Research Institute(IFPRI)seekssustainablesolutions for endinghunger andpoverty.IFPRI isone of 15 centers supportedby theConsultativeGroup on International Agricultural Research(CGIAR),an alliance of 64 governments,privatefoundations,and internationaland regionalorganizations.HarvestChoice harvestchoice.orgHarvestChoicegenerates knowledge products to helpguidestrategicinvestments to improve thewell-being ofpoor people in sub-Saharan Africa through moreproductiveand profitable farming. To do this,a novelandspatiallyexplicitevaluationframework is beingdevelopedand deployed. By design,primary knowledgeproductsare currently targetedto theneeds ofinvestors,policymakers and program managers, aswellas theanalysts andtechnical specialistswho supportthem.Most decisions that HarvestChoicetargetsarethosehaving implicationsthat cut across countryboundaries.HarvestChoiceTeam at IFPRIMarkRosegrant / Co-PI (Interim)JawooKoo / Crop Modeling, SpatialAnalysisCarloAzzarri / Micro-economicsZheGuo / GIS Coordinator, SpatialAnalysisUlrikeWood-Sichra / Database,StatisticsManagementIvyRomero / Program CoordinatorCecileMartignac / Participatory GIS, SpatialAnalysisMelanieBacou/ EconomistMariaComanescu / DeveloperCindyCox / Technical WriterNaomieSakana / Farming Systems modelingSteveKibet / DataManagement in East Africa