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Title
Title:
Cereals - Area Harvested
SubTitle:
Subregional level
Filename:  
sreg_cereals_area_harvested
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
Total area harvested for cereals includes cereals grown for feed and seed. The total excludes areas without a harvest because of damage, failure, etc. If the cereal is harvested more than once in the same year from the same field, the area of the field is counted more than once. "Total Area Harvested" typically refers to net area for temporary crops and gross area for permanent crops. For a complete definition please refer to the web page maintained by FAOSTAT: http://www.fao.org/waicent/faostat/agricult/pr_ele-e.htm. Cereals comprise all cereals harvested for dry grain, exclusive of crops cut for hay or harvested green. Cereals are classified according to their genus. Examples of cereals include: wheat, rice, barley, maize, rye, oats, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and quinoa. For a complete listing and description, please refer to the web page maintained by FAOSTAT: http://www.fao.org/waicent/faoinfo/Economic/faodef/FDEF01E.HTM#1.02. Further information on these data and the Food and Agriculture Organization can be obtained at: http://www.fao.org.
Purpose:
The programme for the World Census of Agriculture has been issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) every ten years since 1930. The purpose of the programme is to encourage to data on agricultural structures which do not change rapidly from year to year. The three main objectives of the census of agriculture are to provide: (1) aggregate totals for fundamental agricultural data that can be used as a benchmark for inter-censal estimates; (2) a frame for other agricultural sample surveys; and, (3) data for small areas and detailed cross-classifications of farm structure attributes. Important information about holding, holder, farm population, employment, land use, irrigation, crops, livestock, machinery and equipment, practices, and facilities, is reported.
Units:
Hectares
GEO Theme:
Land
GEO Data Category:   
Agricultural Production
Type:
Data downloads
Subtype:
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Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Annually
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
Agriculture
Free Keywords:
Agriculture, cereals, area harvested, subregional level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
http://apps.fao.org
File Format:
Excel spreadsheet
 
 
 
Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
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Resolution:
Subregion
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
1961-2000
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
Jaap Van Woerden
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Publisher:
UNEP/GRID
Publ. Place:
Geneva
 
 
Publ. Year:
2001
Data Source:
FAOSTAT
Data Provider:
FAO
Copyright:
UNEP/GRID
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020115
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
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Min. Scale:
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Max. Scale
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Data Resol.:
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Data Format:
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Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
Sum
Weight factor:
-----
Comments:
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of area or % of countries) on an annual basis. The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data".
 
Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
None
Extrapolations:
None
Method:
Other
Comments:
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Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
National and aggregations
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
National and aggregations
Former Czechoslovakia:
National and aggregations
Former Ethiopia:
None
Comments:
Preľ1991 relative shares of the 15 republics of the former USSR calculated based on data available after 1991. Preľ1992 relative shares of the Czech Republic and Slovakia of the former Czechoslovakia calculated based on data available after 1992. Preľ1991 relative shares of the 5 republics of the former Yugoslavian SFR calculated based on data available after 1991.
 
General comments
Country notes:
Data for Anguilla are included with those of Saint Kitts and Nevis Data for Belgium include those for Luxembourg. Data for China include those for Taiwan. Data for East Timor are included in those of Indonesia. Data for Eritrea before 1993 are shown under Ethiopia. Data for Saint Helena include those for Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.
Definitions:
Cereals are generally of the gramineous family and, in the FAO concept, refer to crops harvested for dry grain only. Crops harvested green for forage, silage or grazing are classified as fodder crops. Also excluded are industrial crops, e.g. broom sorghum (Crude organic materials nes) and sweet sorghum when grown for syrup (Sugar crops nes). For international trade classifications, fresh cereals (other than sweet corn), whether or not suitable for use as fresh vegetables, are classified as cereals. Cereals are identified according to their genus; this category includes: heat rice, paddy, barley, maize, pop corn, rye, oats, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, quinoa, fonio, triticale, canary seed, mixed grain and cereals nes. Area harvested: data refer to the area from which a crop is gathered. Area harvested, therefore, excludes the area from which, although sown or planted, there was no harvest due to damage, failure, etc. It is usually net for temporary crops and gross for permanent crops. Net area differs from gross area insofar as the latter includes uncultivated patches, footpaths, ditches, headlands, shoulders, shelterbelts, etc.. If the crop under consideration is harvested more than once during the year as a consequence of successive cropping (i.e., the same crop is sown or planted more than once in the same field during the year), the area is counted as many times as harvested. On the contrary, area harvested will be recorded only once in the case of successive gathering of the crop during the year from the same standing crops.
Comments:
Copyright c 2001 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva. Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).