Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Data description paper
27 Sep 2022
Data description paper |  | 27 Sep 2022

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

Han Su, Bárbara Willaarts, Diana Luna-Gonzalez, Maarten S. Krol, and Rick J. Hogeboom

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Short summary
There are over 608 million farms around the world but they are not the same. We developed high spatial resolution maps showing 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 availability, and climate change affect small and large farms.