Harvesting Crop Field

CROP ASSESSMENTS

NIWIS.png
Spatial mapping of crop potential in die Huambo Province in Angola

Gathering and assessing fundamental data and information in preparation to the Huambo province challenge to establish intensive irrigation schemes and a conservation area.

Client

Country

Duration

Angola Alliance

Angola

2004 -2004

NIWIS.png
Spatial mapping for "An investigation into the impacts of large-scale planting of Jatropha Curcas on water resources, through process-based research and modelling" WRC project, Crop potential spatial mapping component.

In this project as set of water use algorithms were developed using measured empirical data. These were then cross referenced with global information on water use and crop yields related to Jatropha Curcus. The algorithms were then combined with spacially explicit data to determine the water use impacts relating to using Jatropha Curcus as a dryland crop. This information was also put into a financial model to determine the biofuels commercial viability.

Client

Country

Duration

Water Research Commission

South Africa

2004 -2004

NIWIS.png
Spatial mapping of rice crop potential in Nigeria. Fadama Land Information Management System (FLIMS)

Development of a rice crop model to determine rice yield both dryland and irrigated in Nigeria. The model was applied in GIS to give spatially explicit information on the viability of planting rice in specific areas.

Client

Country

Duration

CSIR

South Africa

2004 -2004