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Recommendation Domains for Crop Variety Scaling in Tanzania

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Tanzania

This map identifies sustainable recommendation domains (SRDs) for scaling crop varieties and related agronomic practices in Tanzania. The map was generated from GIS and remote sensing data representing biophysical and socio-economic environments. Areas with homogenous biophysical and socio-economic characteristcs are identified. The critical ecosystems such as nature reserves and wetlands are masked to ensure that scaling of agricultural technologies have minimal negative impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

The map is an evidence-based tool for guiding development or extension agencies on spatial targeting of agricultural technologies to foster maximum impact from limited resources. Appropriate targeting increases probability of adoption of agricultural technologies. 

The map was generated recently but is expected to increase probability of adoption of agricultural technologies because it identifies appropriate technologies in suitable agro-ecological and socio-economic contexts. The map is expected to improve spatial targeting and therefore rationalisation of resources to achieve maximum positive impacts with limited resources.

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