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Gridded 5 arcmin datasets for simultaneously farm-size-specific and crop-specific harvested areas in 56 countries

  • 1. Multidisciplinary Water Management group, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, 7500AE, the Netherlands; International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, 2361, Austria
  • 2. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, 2361, Austria
  • 3. Multidisciplinary Water Management group, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, 7500AE, the Netherlands
  • 4. Multidisciplinary Water Management group, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, 7500AE, the Netherlands; Water Footprint Network, Enschede, 7522NB, the Netherlands

Description

Summary:

There are over 608 million farms around the world but they are not the same. We developed high spatial resolution maps telling where small and large farms were located and which crops were planted for 56 countries. We checked the reliability and have the confidence to use them for the country-level and global studies. Our maps will help more studies to easily measure how agriculture policies, water availabilities, and climate change affect small and large farms respectively.

The code, source data, and the simultaneously farm-size- and crop-specific harvested area datasets, including the GAEZv4 crop map based dataset and SPAM2010 crop map based dataset, are open-access, free, and available, which can be found below. The resulting dataset is available in *.csv and *.nc (netCDF) for each crop and farming system. For each crop, farming system, and farm size, we provide the gridded harvested area in the coordinate Systems of EPSG:4326 - WGS 84. Gridded summaries over crops and farming systems are also available.

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How to cite this dataset:

Su, H., Willaarts, B., Luna-Gonzalez, D., Krol, M.S. and Hogeboom, R.J., 2022. Gridded 5 arcmin datasets for simultaneously farm-size-specific and crop-specific harvested areas in 56 countries. Earth System Science Data14(9), pp.4397-4418.

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Update history:

I am happy to receive any questions, comments, or potential collaboration on further dataset development. Please drop your email to Han Su (h.su@utwente.nl, han_su20@163.com)

Version 1.03: Fix bugs in data format; Netcdf didn't show properly before in QGIS. Data underlying the three versions are the same.

Version 1.02: New data summary, add Netcdf data format

Version 1: Initial dataset for peer-review, CSV format only

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Note: please cite the original publications/sources if any data source based on which this dataset was developed is reused for your own study.

SPAM2010: 

Yu, Q., You, L., Wood-Sichra, U., Ru, Y., Joglekar, A. K. B., Fritz, S., Xiong, W., Lu, M., Wu, W., and Yang, P.: A cultivated planet in 2010 – Part 2: The global gridded agricultural-production maps, Earth System Science Data, 12, 3545-3572, 10.5194/essd-12-3545-2020, 2020.

GAEZv4:

FAO and IIASA: Global Agro Ecological Zones version 4 (GAEZ v4), FAO UN, Rome, Italy, 2021

The dataset of Ricciardi et al.'s:

Ricciardi, V., Ramankutty, N., Mehrabi, Z., Jarvis, L., and Chookolingo, B.: How much of the world's food do smallholders produce?, Global Food Security, 17, 64-72, 2018.

The global dominant field size dataset:

Lesiv, M., Laso Bayas, J. C., See, L., Duerauer, M., Dahlia, D., Durando, N., Hazarika, R., Kumar Sahariah, P., Vakolyuk, M., Blyshchyk, V., Bilous, A., Perez-Hoyos, A., Gengler, S., Prestele, R., Bilous, S., Akhtar, I. U. H., Singha, K., Choudhury, S. B., Chetri, T., Malek, Z., Bungnamei, K., Saikia, A., Sahariah, D., Narzary, W., Danylo, O., Sturn, T., Karner, M., McCallum, I., Schepaschenko, D., Moltchanova, E., Fraisl, D., Moorthy, I., and Fritz, S.: Estimating the global distribution of field size using crowdsourcing, Glob Chang Biol, 25, 174-186, 10.1111/gcb.14492, 2019.

GLC-Share:

Latham, J., Cumani, R., Rosati, I., and Bloise, M.: Global land cover share (GLC-SHARE) database beta-release version 1.0-2014, FAO, Rome, Italy, 2014.

CAAS-IFPRI cropland extent map:

Lu, M., Wu, W., You, L., See, L., Fritz, S., Yu, Q., Wei, Y., Chen, D., Yang, P., and Xue, B.: A cultivated planet in 2010 – Part 1: The global synergy cropland map, Earth System Science Data, 12, 1913-1928, 10.5194/essd-12-1913-2020, 2020.

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References

  • Su, H., Willaarts, B., Luna-Gonzalez, D., Krol, M. S., & Hogeboom, R. J. (2022). Gridded 5 arcmin datasets for simultaneously farm-size-specific and crop-specific harvested areas in 56 countries. Earth System Science Data, 14(9), 4397-4418.