Improved global cropland data as an essential ingredient for food security

See L, Fritz S, You L, Ramankutty N, Herrero M, Justice C, Becker-Reshef I, Thornton P, et al. (2015). Improved global cropland data as an essential ingredient for food security. Global Food Security 4: 37-45. DOI:10.1016/j.gfs.2014.10.004.

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Project: Harnessing the power of crowdsourcing to improve land cover and land-use information (CROWDLAND, FP7 617754)

Abstract

Lack of accurate maps on the extent of global cropland, and particularly the spatial distribution of major crop types, hampers policy and strategic investment and could potentially impede efforts to improve food security in an environment characterized by continued market volatility and a changing climate. Here we discuss the pressing need for the provision of spatially explicit cropland datasets at a global scale and review the strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches used to develop such data.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cropland; Land cover; Food security; Crowdsourcing; Data sharing
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Bibliographic Reference: Global Food Security; 4:37-45 (March 2015) (Published online 27 October 2014)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:53
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2017 10:57
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/11510

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