Anton Eitzinger

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San Antonio, Cali, 760001, CO · 57 319 6827 470

Anton Eitzinger is a geospatial analyst and climate change scientist. He holds a doctor philosophiae in GeoSciences from the University of Munich (LMU) in Germany. His current research at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture is focusing on Digital Agriculture transformation and monitoring approaches for agricultural development projects and digital transformation of small farmer extension services. Furthermore, he is using analytical-spatial approaches to assess the impact/magnitude and vulnerability of different agricultural systems to climate change and climate extremes.


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Geofarmer: A monitoring and feedback system for agricultural development projects.

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Risk perception and decision-making: do farmers consider risks from climate change?

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Assessing high-impact spots of climate change: spatial yield simulations with DSSAT model

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Implications of a changing climate on food security and smallholders’ livelihoods in Bogotá, Colombia




International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Colombia

Leading research in the field of Digital Transformation in Agriculture and Climate-resilient Agriculture.

2010 - Present

Academic instructor

UNIGIS Latin America, Ecuador

Academic instructor at UNIGIS University network for GIS distance learning.

2009 - Present

Visiting Researcher

International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Colombia

Geospatial analysis, vulnerability and impact from climate change to small farmer agriculture.

2008 - 2010

Geospatial Analyst

Federal Government of Land Salzburg, Austria

Spatial-Data-Manager and Geospatial Analyst in land use projects at the Geographical Information department of the Government of Salzburg SAGIS.

1994 - 2008

Design engineer

HAWLE fittings, Austria

Design engineer for technical product development.

1992 - 1994


Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich, Germany

Doctor Philosophiae
Geo-Science Faculty

Thesis project: Climate Change Adaptation: From Science knowledge to local implementation

2013 - 2019

University of applied sciences Salzburg (FH Salzburg)

Master’s degree
Business Sciences and Information Management Faculty

Thesis project: The car board computer as a central communication tool for location-based-services

2000 - 2004

University of Salzburg

Postgraduate Courses

UNIGIS - Distance learning in Geographical Information Systems

1999 - 2000


The 5Q Approach

The 5Q Approach incorporates feedback mechanisms in agricultural development projects to build an evidence base that improves decision-making, adoption, and impact!

Goto Project


The GeoFarmer app allows community workers and smallholders to easily collect and share information on climate-related agricultural interventions. Development agencies can use the tool to gather effective feedback and to respond to emergent climate needs.

Goto Project Info Note


GeoCitizen is a digital hub for Community Management, Citizen Participation and Citizen Science. It supports citizen participation processes, community initiatives, citizen science projects and voluntary engagement on different geographic and administrative levels.

Goto Project

The Metrix

The Metrix addresses the problem of lack of data interoperability at the supply side of the value chain, and applies data science to collectively provided data to produce smart-metrics for the supply side of the value chain that will help both the sharing of risks but also innovate around the development of unique farmer services.

Blog post

Tortillas on the Roaster

Higher temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns could transform the agricultural landscape of Central America, threatening the livelihoods of one million maize and bean farmers.

Project Report


Apart from being a scientist, I enjoy most of my time with family and friends. In my work-free time, I do self farming and gardening, cycling and enjoy reading books. I am appasionate about music. I've been making music most of my life, but also enjoy going to concerts and just explore new music in my hammock.

I spend a large amount of my free time exploring the latest science publications and be an active citizen in my community. But also, enjoy Listening to radio shows, and watching television shows is part of relaxing during the evenings and weekends.