Data Sets

My goal is to make the datasets I develop or help develop accessible to other researchers. I work with research data that describe weather and climate, land use, agricultural production, climate change impacts on agriculture and livelihoods of smallholder farmers. Below you will find a brief description of each dataset and links to download and display them.

When using these datasets, please consider the scale and unit of observation, measurement, or simulation. The global datasets for example are meant to be used at the global scale and only if no other data is available at regional to national scale. Please read and respect the conditions of the respective license, acknowledge the research teams creating the datasets and cite each dataset properly.

Multiple cropping systems of the world

A global gridded cropland dataset distinguishing between single and multiple cropping in the 5-year period 1998 to 2002. The physical area of different double and triple cropping systems and the growing season of crops in multiple cropping systems is reported.

Agricultural household survey

Microdata for 9,500 farming households in eleven African countries collected between 2002 and 2004 as part of a World Bank/Global Environmental Facility project coordinated by the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy for Africa (CEEPA) in South Africa.

AgMIP-Wheat data

Experimental and simulation data used in several publications by the AgMIP-wheat team. Experimental data is from open and semi-open field experiments and heat stress experiments for wheat. Simulations are from 27 to 30 wheat models.

Australian Midlatitudes Rainfall

Annual and seasonal rainfall data for selected weather stations and regions in three Australian states for the year 1907 to 2018. The data set was produced to assist identifying significant long-term trends in rainfall in important agricultural regions.

Nutrient production and diversity

A global gridded dataset of nutritional yield, nutrient production, species richness, Shannon diversity index and functional attribute diversity used in a publication led by Mario Herrero. The nutrients considered are calcium, folate, iron, protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12 and zinc.

Agricultural diversity and food security

Data collected from 88 research articles for a systematic review. Each diversity-food security relationship is described as positive, negative or neutral with estimated coefficients and in terms of the indicators and methods used. Indicators measuring all four dimensions of food security are considered.