Publishing Details

Tool Type: 
Interactive map query
Publication Date: 
May, 2016
HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Years Covered: 
2005 - 2015
Funding Agency: 
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Primary Contact: 
Melanie Bacou
Lowest Geographic Unit: 
5 arc-minute gridcell


HarvestChoice Web Map Services (version 1.1.1) offer Open GIS Consortium standard Web Map Service interface. Using WMS endpoints, you can allow your desktop or web GIS clients (e.g. QGIS and ArcMap, Leaflet, etc.) to access all of HarvestChoice data layers for sub-Saharan Africa without this website.

The WMS requests currently available are GetMap, GetFeatureInfoUrl, GetLegendGraphic, and GetCapabilities.

To read more on WMS, refer to the OpenGIS WMS specifications. For customizing the requests, read ESRI WMS and WFS Connector Help.

The main WMS endpoint is and services are described there. To request one of the services in a GIS client, use for example


HarvestChoice, 2016. "HarvestChoice Web Map Services." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at

Additional Attributes

Data Sources/Credits:

Please refer to sources and credits for each individual data layer.

Keywords: OGS, WMS
Geographic Coverage: West Africa, East & Central Africa, Southern Africa
Format/Platform: ESRI WMS Server