An ecogeographic study comprises three main phases: project design, data collection/analysis and the ecogeographic products. The project design includes:

     1. Identification of target taxa expertise.

     2. Selection of target taxa taxonomy.

     3. Delimitation of target area.

     4. Design and creation of the database structure (optional).

The data collection and analysis phase includes:

     5. Survey of occurrence data, as well as passport, site and environment, and existing characterization and evaluation data.

     6. Collation of occurrence data into the database.

     7. Data verification.

     8. Data analysis.

The ecogeographic products include:

     9. A CWR occurrence data database (which contains raw data).

     10. A conspectus (that summarizes the taxonomic, geographical and ecological data for the target taxa).

     11. A report (which interprets the data and results obtained).

The Interactive Toolkit for Crop Wild Relative Conservation Planning was developed within the framework of the SADC CWR project www.cropwildrelatives.org/sadc-cwr-project (2014-2016),
which was co-funded by the European Union and implemented through ACP-EU Co-operation Programme in Science and Technology (S&T II) by the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States.
Grant agreement no FED/2013/330-210.