The Atlas of African Agriculture Research and Development highlights the ubiquitous role of smallholder agriculture in Africa; the many factors shaping the location, nature, and performance of agricultural enterprises; and the strong interdependencies among farming, natural-resource stocks and flows, and the well-being of the poor.
Organized around 7 themes, the atlas covers more than 30 topics, each providing mapped geospatial data and supporting text that answers four fundamental questions: What is this map telling us? Why is this important? What about the underlying data? Where can I learn more?
The atlas is part of a wide-ranging eAtlas initiative that will showcase, through print and online resources, a variety of spatial data and tools generated and maintained by a community of research scientists, development analysts, and practitioners working in and for Africa. The initiative will serve as a guide, with references and links to online resources to introduce readers to a wealth of data that can inform efforts to improve the livelihoods of Africa’s rural poor.
- Full Text (PDF – 22M)
- Section 1: Political, Demographic, and Institutional Classifications(PDF 2.8M)
- Section 2: Footprint of Agriculture (PDF 5.3M)
- Section 3: Growing Conditions (PDF 2.8M)
- Section 4: Role of Water (PDF 3.5M)
- Section 5: Drivers of Change (PDF 2.8M)
- Section 6: Access to Trade (PDF 2.2M)
- Section 7: Human Welfare (PDF 2.5M)