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Perennial Cropland Mask


A binary map of land to produce food, fiber, and fuel, where crops are harvestable multiple times without resowing. This includes perennial oil seeds, legumes, forages (multi year managed grasslands) and tree crops. 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 perennial crops, excluding lands indicated by Managed Grasslands EAV. 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

Annual updates, taking into account growing seasons. Updates occurs at the end of the major growing season, so that changes can be detected over multiple growing seasons)

Field Scale