Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Data description paper
21 Dec 2020
Data description paper |  | 21 Dec 2020

A cultivated planet in 2010 – Part 2: The global gridded agricultural-production maps

Qiangyi Yu, Liangzhi You, Ulrike Wood-Sichra, Yating Ru, Alison K. B. Joglekar, Steffen Fritz, Wei Xiong, Miao Lu, Wenbin Wu, and Peng Yang

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