Projects

The AIRG’s work is part of numerous projects, and supported by a variety of institutions. Please see below a list of our current and previous projects, as well as a list of tools we use in our research.

Current

  • Mapping Africa is pioneering an active learning approach to develop a scalable, fast, and cost-effective land cover mapping system that fuses human and machine intelligence to map the distribution and characteristics of cropland in Africa with unprecedented accuracy. Mapping Africa is a Clark University project, developed together with the University of California Santa Barbara and Princeton University, and with support from Omidyar Network Property Rights Initiative (now PlaceFund), NASA, NSF, and IIASA.
  • Hazards SEES: Understanding cross-Scale interactions of trade and food policy to improve resilience to drought risk in Zambia examines the interactions between drought risk, crop production, trade and policy and their impacts on food security in Zambia, with the aim of improving existing early warning systems for famine. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Natural Hazards, 2015-2020. 
  • Water Sustainability Climate, Impacts of agricultural decision making and adaptive management on food security. This project aims to better understand how dryland farmers adapt to within-season climate variability and how these adaptations impact their resilience to climate variability and change, today and in the future. The project does this by bringing together cellphone adoption with research in data science, crop prediction, and environmental and social monitoring. Funded by the National Science Foundation, 2014-2019.

Completed

Tools

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