Visualizing the Spatial Complexity of Farms, Humans, and Landscapes in Africa

Friday, February 12, 2016: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Marshall Ballroom North (Marriott Wardman Park)
Stanley Wood, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
Improving the well-being of poor people in sub-Saharan Africa through more productive and profitable farming requires the generation and leveraging of open knowledge. With multiple layers of data at fine geospatial resolutions, we can begin to visualize the spatial relationships between poverty, farming systems, human welfare, the constraints and risks that limit farming, and the investments and innovations that might best improve farm productivity and livelihood.