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Non-Perennial Cropland Mask


A binary map of land to produce food, fiber, and fuel, where at least one crop is sowed/planted and fully harvestable typically within the 12 months after the sowing/planting date (with exceptions made for longer fully harvestable crops like sugarcane and sorghum). The map must refer to a given reference period (typically a growing season corresponding to the target crops).

GEOGLAM Agriculture Indicator Category
Agricultural Land Includes or is Indicated by

For all non-perennial (aka “annual crops”, which are sowed and harvested after 1 growing season), excluding lands indicated by Managed Grasslands and Seasonal Fallow EAVs. The map shall follow a common hierarchical typology with common aggregation levels, as proposed by JECAM. Distinction between rainfed and irrigated should be made where possible.

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

Seasonal updates taking into account major growing seasons per agro-ecological zones (e.g. winter crops, spring, summer, short rainy season, long rainy season, etc.)

Field Scale