Jawoo Koo

Agricultural Technology Research in Washington, DC

Jawoo Koo

Agricultural Technology Research in Washington, DC

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Jawoo is a Senior Research Fellow at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC, working on the modeling of crop production systems in developing world. Jawoo leads the Spatial Data and Analytics Themein theEnvironment and Production Technology Division.

Jawoo received M.Sc and Ph.D. from the McNair Bostick Simulation Lab in Ag. Engineering Dept., University of Florida (Go Gators!) in 2007. At IFPRI, Jawoo works on the HarvestChoice project, an initiative co-lead by IFPRI and University of Minnesota, that generates knowledge products to help stakeholders and policy makers to make better strategic decisions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Collaborating with various research and development partners in Africa, Jawoo is working to design and develop Technology Platform, which is an Africa-wide technical partnership to support strategic decision making on agricultural technology investments. Jawoo also serves as the Global Coordinator of CGIAR-CSI, a Community of Practice of geospatial scientists in CGIAR centers, and co-lead CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Coordination Platform program.

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  • Work
    • IFPRI
  • Education
    • University of Florida
    • Korea University