Informatics and GIS specialist, David Brown has worked in Bioversity International since 2006 on banana research projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, and more recently in collaboration with colleagues in Africa.
His research is focused on applied mapping and spatial analysis methodologies, tailored to banana smallholder systems, with a special interest in Plant Disease Epidemics, like Fusarium Wilt and BXW. He oversees the global banana mapping initiative, Crop-Mapper.org, a spatial information database on global banana production systems.
MSc in Geographical Information Science and Systems from the University of Salzburg
BSc in Business Informatics, University of Costa Rica
Brown, D., Jarvis, A., Ramirez, J. and Staver, C., Mapping Banana and Plantain Production Zones in Latin America and the Caribbean, Poster at ISHS-ProMusa Symposium - Bananas and plantains: Toward sustainable global production and improved uses Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. October, 2011