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Crop Type Area Estimate


A quantitative determination of the horizontal projection of the area under identified crop types.

GEOGLAM Agriculture Indicator Category
Agricultural Land Includes or is Indicated by

Estimates can be created for non-perennial and perennial crop types, as well as managed grasslands and mosaics (defined as mixed cropping including agroforestry mosaics), where the type is declared. GEOGLAM prioritizes that crop type area estimates should be created for the crops that account for at least 80% of total area under production.

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

Land cover/use state & change; agricultural production and trade; agricultural statistics; humanitarian

Seasonally, ideally 1-2 months before the crop’s harvest, and no later than one month after the crop’s harvest

Field Scale