In his spare time, Peder enjoys urban gardening and landscaping, biking around Minneapolis, and exploring the natural areas of outstate Minnesota.
Peder Engstrom is a Scientist with the Global Landscapes Initiative. Peder has a background in geographic information science (GIS) and a passion for agriculture and food systems. He focuses on stakeholder engagement, data visualization, and map and data production. Peder also maintains the group’s geo-data sharing platform, EarthStat.org. Research interests include crop species distribution patterns, better understanding gaps in agricultural data, smallholder agriculture, and equitable farm systems.