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Agriculture Mask


A binary map of land devoted to agriculture, defined as the systematic and controlled use of land and livestock to produce food, fiber, and fuel. This includes croplands (as defined in the Cropland Mask), rangelands (as defined in the Rangeland Mask), and seasonally fallow lands (as defined by the Seasonal Fallow Mask).

GEOGLAM Agriculture Indicator Category
Agricultural Land Includes or is Indicated by

Cropland Mask, Rangeland Mask, and Seasonal Fallow Mask

Within Season Requirements:
Application or Policy Supported Related Variables Frequency of Update Spatial Unit

Policy areas supported include: Land cover/use state & change; SDG 2; UNFCCC

  1. Greenhouse gas reporting
  2. Farm support programs
  3. Information for commodity markets
  4. Early warning for food security
  5. Changes in the agricultural landscape
  6. Land degradation

Annual update

Standard products at 1 Ha resolution, based on generalization of mapping categories generated at lower levels of the hierarchy developed at higher or similar resolutions