Release notes FarmTree Tool

Released on 06-09-2022

  • the forestry graphs are hidden, data is too unreliable


Released on 31-08-2022

New features:

  • new graphs for the carbon tab: 
    • biomass-end-of-year stock
    • CO2e balance per species
  • new forestry graphs (all in TEST phase, outcomes unreliable!): 
    • height, 
    • number of trees per hectare, 
    • stem biomass, 
    • stem density, 
    • stem volume, 
    • stem surface
    • diameter at breast height (DBH)
  • improved thinning calculations
  • export graph data not only as CSV but also as Excel file
  • some small lay out improvements
  • hide settings that are not (yet) used in the model calculations

Bug fixes:

  • fix calculation of period of optimal production for the main product (e.g. fruit) of trees
  • fix for calculation of the reduction of evapotranspiration by trees in dry climates


Released on 2022-07-16

New features:

  • Franc CFA (XOF) as currency
  • tree height graph
  • yield per product category graphs
  • carbon pools graph
  • possibility to select a project start year for carbon sequestration calculations

Bug fixes:

  • add missing info to biomass per species graph download
  • add missing rainfall bars to the water balance graph


Released on 2022-07-04

New features:

  • faster loading of the tool
  • French translations added
  • output graphs translations added (except for names of species and inputs)
  • the tool introduction page is translated
  • privacy policy added
  • when identical tree species are planted at different times, they show as different species in the graphs
  • graph data can be downloaded per graph to a CSV file
  • extra information on each graph can be downloaded
  • the list of trees, crops and inputs in the drop-down menu is sorted in alphabetical order 
  • possibility to go back to default values for settings


Released on 2022-06-23

New features:

  • users can register and log in with their own e-mail address
  • extra graphs and viewing options for the comparison of the results from different plot scenarios 
  • perform landscape analysis by running multiple plots in batch (access for internal users only)
  • toggle between Tree cover % and Trees per hectare
  • added Spanish translations for input (translations of output will be added in the next release)
  • feedback to user if input is invalid
  • synchronization of scaling in comparison tool

For this June 2022 release the entire FarmTree Model code was analysed and refactored for increased maintainability and stability.


2022-03-31

New features:

  • choice of language and currency in the toolbar
  • more accurate climate data, retrieved from the Copernicus satellite (https://climate.copernicus.eu/)
  • possibility to export and import a scenario design for re-use
  • compare two or more graphs by uploading them in the compare results page
  • extra graphs and time series: CO2e balance, weather, suitability to full sun exposure
  • improved modeling of the available water in the soil
  • graph colours based on (plant) names for easier comparison of outcomes
  • vegetation layer names compliant with scientific literature