e-Atlas

The e-Atlas is a multifaceted initiative focused on agriculture research and development in Africa with outputs including a published print version of the Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development, this site, and plans for an online, open-access resource of spatial data and tools that will be generated and maintained by a community of research scientists, development analysts, and practitioners working in and for Africa.

The e-Atlas highlights the ubiquitous nature of smallholder agriculture in Africa; the many factors shaping the location, nature, and performance of agricultural enterprises; and the strong inter-dependencies among farming, natural resource stocks and flows, rural infrastructure, and the well-being of the poor.

The e-Atlas initiative is a compilation of work of many geographic information system specialists and agricultural researchers at different organizations including by not limited to the CGIAR Consortium for Spatial Information (CGIAR-CSI). The initiative and the publication of the print version were supported by funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), HarvestChoice, the CGIAR-CSI, and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). The print version was published by IFPRI.

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