Fitton, N. et al

The percentage of total agricultural area under maize, rice, wheat, vegetables, pulses and fruit production, by country, subject to water scarcity in 2050 as estimated from a multi-model ensemble

Projections of global changes in water scarcity with the current extent of maize, rice, wheat, vegetables, pulses and fruit production commodities were combined to identify the potential country level vulnerabilities of cropland land to water scarcity in 2050. The data relate to an analysis of the impact changes in water availability will have on maize, rice, wheat, vegetables, pulses and fruit production commodities availability in 2050.

Publication date: 2019-11-15

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Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Fitton, N.; Alexander, P. ; Arnell, N.; Bajzelj, B.; Calvin, K.; Doelman, J.; Gerber, J.S.; Havlik, P.; Hasegawa, T.; Herrero, M.; Krisztin, T.; van Meijl, H.; Powell, T.; Sands, R.; Stehfest, E.; West, P.C.; Smith, P. (2019). The percentage of total agricultural area under maize, rice, wheat, vegetables, pulses and fruit production, by country, subject to water scarcity in 2050 as estimated from a multi-model ensemble. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/84b3b580-acbf-487d-bf44-c21bc2cf12ee

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2050-01-01    to    2050-12-31

Provenance & quality

Global maps, of the change in annual runoff (%) and water scarcity (index value between 1 – 4, where 1 represents not water scarce and 4 is severely water scarce) were as estimated based on projections from 5 different general circulation models/ global climate models (GCMs) were obtained directly from Prof. N. Arnell (University of Reading).
Global maps of the current cropland area were directly downloaded from www.earthstat.org, which is an open access platform that hosts the most up to date versions of data. Maps of croplands were created based on a mixture of satellite derived data mixed with national, state and country census statistics, and were expressed on a global 5 arc-minute grid.
Data used in this study was collected from several sources and cited in the supporting documentation.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

Delivering Food Security on Limited Land (DEVIL)

Supplemental information

This dataset is referenced in:

Fitton, N., Alexander, P., Arnell, N., Bajzelj, B., Calvin, K., Doelman, J., Gerber, J.S., Havlik, P., Hasegawa, T., Herrero, M., Krisztin, T., van Meijl, H., Powell, T., Sands, R., Stehfest, E., West, P.C., Smith, P. (2019). The vulnerabilities of agricultural land and food production to future water scarcity, Global Environmental Change, vol. 58, 101944.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Nuala Fitton
University of Aberdeen
Institute of Biological & Environmental Sciences, 23 St Machar Drive
Aberdeen
SCOTLAND
 n.fitton@abdn.ac.uk

Authors

Fitton, N.
University of Aberdeen
Alexander, P.
University of Edinburgh
Arnell, N.
University of Reading
Bajzelj, B.
University of Cambridge
Calvin, K.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Doelman, J.
Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
Gerber, J.S.
University of Minnesota
Havlik, P.
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Hasegawa, T.
National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan
Herrero, M.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Krisztin, T.
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
van Meijl, H.
Wageningen University and Research Centre
Powell, T.
University of Exeter
Sands, R.
US Department of Agriculture
Stehfest, E.
Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
West, P.C.
University of Minnesota
Smith, P.
University of Aberdeen

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota , Environment , Farming , Planning / Cadastre
Keywords
Agriculture Agriculture production,  commodity production,  future land availability,  global analysis,  water scarcity
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
25 June 2021 18:42