HarvestChoice MAPPR Tool (Interactive Map Query for Agricultural-related Data in Sub-Saharan Africa)

Short Name: 
HarvestChoice MAPPR  

HarvestChoice is a research initiative which generates information to help guide strategic investments in agriculture aimed at improving the well‐being of poor people in Sub-Saharan Africa through more productive and profitable farming. The initiative is coordinated by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the University of Minnesota and is supported by a grant to IFPRI by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

MAPPR provides easy access to over 100 layers of spatially-explicit, agricultural-related data for Sub-Saharan Africa. Use MAPPR to “drill through” and extract information from fine-resolution data layers (each layer holds ~300,000 10km x 10km grid cells covering the Sub-Saharan African region). By selecting demographic, market access, and crop production layers, for example, users can tabulate population, travel time to markets, and crop area attributes at any user-defined location, customized area, or geographical domain. MAPPR maps, tabulates, and charts a broad range of sub-national agricultural development indicators. By design, MAPPR targets the needs of investors, policymakers, and program managers, as well as the analysts and technical specialists who support them.

First released on: 
1 Feb, 2012 
Last version on: 
1 Feb, 2012 
Version Number: 
Interactive map query 
Use Policy: 
Free to use, modify and distribute with due credits and citation. 
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To start… open MAPPR by clicking on the icon in the upper right corner of your screen. Once inside MAPPR, begin your data quest by clicking on the tab in the upper left corner to:

1. Select area: select the geographic extent of the area you’d like to explore. Choose either a Region (multiple countries) or an individual Country.
Next... work sequentially down the line of tabs to:
2. Select indicators: select up to 20 development indicators of interest.
3. Summarize indicators: select a single (approx. 10x10km2) or multiple location(s) on the map, customized area, geographic domain or marketshed by which the indicators should be reported.
Finally… let MAPPR tabulate your data query:
4. Display results: a summary of your results will automatically display with your spatially aggregated map in the form of tables, charts and downloadable data.