Partners of the Americas Farmer to Farmer Program intern Sebastian Insfran is working on a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) project with program information from Haiti and the DR. GIS is a way to visualize, analyze, interpret, and understand data to show relationships, patterns, and trends. Specifically, he was looking at the island of Hispaniola and comparing regional information on childhood malnutrition, maps of Farmer to Farmer project sites, and maps showing the number of hosts in these places. The goals is to visualize the presence of Farmer to Farmer as it relates with some food security and agricultural development indicators, through spatial data analysis. Some samples maps are below:
The visualization of Farmer to Farmer host organizations’ location was one of the main goals of his assignment and he used several tools to create maps that showed the data.