07 March 2011

Improved cropland map for sub-Saharan Africa

By combining five existing cropland data sets from sub-Saharan Africa, IIASA researchers have created a new map which has higher accuracy than existing maps and should reduce uncertainty and improve predictions in land use, vegetation, climate change, and earth systems modeling.

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Scientists from several research institutions describe development of the map in Geophysical Research Letters.

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