• November 18, 2010

    Introducing StatPlanet

    StatPlanet is a powerful interactive data visualization and mapping tool that is used by international organizations such as UNESCO, SACMEQ, the Global Environmental Facility, and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to communicate and more easily interpret data. One of StatPlanet’s greatest strengths is its user-friendly interface that enables non-technical users to explore statistics. The […]

  • November 18, 2010

    Climate change offsets income growth benefits

    Food Security CASE Maps: Interactive Climate, Agriculture, and Socio-Economic Maps is based on analysis in IFPRI’s December 2010 report: Food Security, Farming, and Climate Change to 2050: Scenarios, Results Policy Options. One of the report's four main messages is highlighted here. Climate change offsets some of the benefits of income growth. Climate change exacerbates the challenges […]

  • November 16, 2010

    Need for broad-based economic development

    Food Security CASE Maps: Interactive Climate, Agriculture, and Socio-Economic Maps is based on analysis in IFPRI’s December 2010 report: Food Security, Farming, and Climate Change to 2050: Scenarios, Results Policy Options. One of the report's four main messages is highlighted here. Broad-based growth in income is essential to improving human well-being and delivering sustainable food […]

  • November 15, 2010

    Need for targeted agricultural investments

    Food Security CASE Maps: Interactive Climate, Agriculture, and Socio-Economic Maps is based on analysis in IFPRI’s December 2010 report: Food Security, Farming, and Climate Change to 2050: Scenarios, Results Policy Options. One of the report's four main messages is highlighted here. Properly targeted agricultural productivity investments can mitigate the impacts of climate change and enhance […]

  • October 25, 2010

    Maps

    StatPlanet's choropleth (or color-coded) maps are designed to enhance the visualization of information. The map legend shows which map colors are associated with each data range (for example, higher values may be shaded in increasingly darker colors). Both the map colors and the data range can be customized (see map legend below). Click on "more" for […]

  • October 10, 2010

    HOW TO: Indicators

    The indicator window, in the top left corner of the screen, allows you to select the categories available on IFPRI StatPlanet. These include: Population, GDP, GDP per capita, Children malnourished (0 to 5 years), Kilocalories per capita per day, Feed demand by commodity (rice, wheat, maize), Food demand by commodity (rice, wheat, maize), Production (rice, wheat, […]