Time-varying historical crop-land areas for 6 land-use types: rain-fed crop land, irrigated crop-land, rain-fed bioenergy, irrigated bio-energy, pastures, natural vegetation and urban areas. For more specific information, thd data are provided in 5 different resolutions of land-use types:
landuse-totals: the land surface is broadly categorized into rainfed (cropland_rainfed) and irrigated cropland (cropland_irrigated), and into pastures (pastures)
landuse-5crops: the distribution of the five predominant crop types (c3ann, c3per, c4ann, c4per and c3nfx), delineating both occurences of rainfed/irrigated crops and occurences of nutrition/bioenergy crops
landuse-15crops: provides areas specific to either important species, e.g. wheat, or species
groups, such as pulses
landuse-pastures: pastures areas are split into managed pastures (managed_pastures) and rangeland (rangeland)
landuse-urbanareas: provides the per-cell coverage of urban areas
Data is available for the time period 2006-2099.