[dataset] Harvested Area and Yield for 175 Crops

Croplands cover ~15 million km2 of the planet and provide the bulk of the food and fiber essential to human well-being. Most global land cover data sets from satellites group croplands into just a few categories, thereby excluding information that is critical for answering key questions ranging from biodiversity conservation to food security to biogeochemical cycling. Information about agricultural land use practices like crop selection, yield, and fertilizer use is even more limited. Here we present land use data sets created by combining national, state, and county level census statistics with a recently updated global data set of croplands on a 5 minute by 5 minute (~10 km by 10 km) latitude/longitude grid. The resulting land use data sets depict circa the year 2000 the area (harvested) and yield of 175 distinct crops of the world.

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Identifier harvested-area-and-yield-for-175-crops
Documentation https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2007GB002947
Contact Point Chad Monfreda, Navin Ramankutty, Earthstat
Contact Point - ORCID iD or e-mail adress
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Information Website http://www.earthstat.org/harvested-area-yield-175-crops/
Theme / Vocabulary / Ontology
Coordinate Reference System http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4326
Spatial Resolution 0.083333
Spatial Resolution Measured As angular distance
Temporal Coverage 1997-01-01 to 2003-12-31
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Last Updated June 22, 2022, 12:33 (UTC)
Created August 25, 2021, 11:25 (UTC)

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