Interactive website shows production of 42 crops at ten kilometer resolution
April 8, 2015, Washington, DC—Knowing where in the world individual crops are cultivated, their production patterns, and whether they are irrigated or rain fed are essential components for ensuring adequate, sustainable food production and safeguarding food security.
Yet this critical data is often inadequate or non-existent, leaving policymakers unable to formulate the best policies to help farmers improve yields, access subsidized fertilizers, and get their products to markets.
An Online, Interactive Atlas Promoting Food Security and Development
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, April 2, 2015 – The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have launched a new online platform that will help policymakers target areas of the country most vulnerable to food insecurity.