Jawoo Koo

Jawoo Koo is a Senior Research Fellow of the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He also manages the Spatial Data and Analytics Theme, leading a team of multi-disciplinary researchers working on agro-ecological and socio-economical geospatial datasets and their modeling analyses. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department in University of Florida, specialized in the process-based crop modeling applications in smallholders’ farming systems in Africa South of the Sahara (SSA). He leads the HarvestChoice project, which generates knowledge products for agricultural research and development partners to make informed strategic decisions in SSA. He also serves as the Global Coordinator of the CGIAR Consortium for Spatial Information, a Community of Practice of geospatial scientists across CGIAR Centers and Programs.