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Estimating the global number and distribution of maize and wheat farms

Creator: Erenstein, O.
Creator: Chamberlin, J.
Creator: Sonder, K.
Year: 2021
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10883/21563
Format: pdf
Language: English
Publisher: Elsevier
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Type: Article
Place of Publication: USA
Volume: 30
DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2021.100558
Keywords: Distribution of Farms
Keywords: Farm Attributes
Keywords: 2030 Projection
Keywords: Disaggregation
Description: Strategic planning for global agricultural R&D is hampered by a lack of comparable data on target populations. Surprisingly, even the global number of crop-specific farms are unavailable for any given year. We estimate the number of farms growing maize and wheat – the two most important cereals globally – at multiple geographic scales. For 2020, we estimate that a third and a fifth of global farms cultivated maize and wheat respectively. For 2030, we estimate the number of maize farms to increase by 5% (from 216 to 227 million) and wheat farms to decrease by 4% (from 135 to 130 million). Our estimation approach can be extended to other crops, and can contribute to improved agricultural investment programming.
Agrovoc: FARM NUMBERS
Agrovoc: FARMS
Agrovoc: FORECASTING
Agrovoc: TARGETING
Related Datasets: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211912421000675?via%3Dihub#appsec1
ISSN: 2211-9124
Journal: Global Food Security
Article number: 100558


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