The quality and availability of land and water resources, together with important socio-economic and institutional factors, is essential for food supply. Crop cultivation potential describes the agronomically possible upper limit for the production of individual crops under given agro-climatic, soil and terrain conditions for a specific level of agricultural inputs and management conditions. GAEZ v3.0 offers a standardized framework for the characterization of climate, soil and terrain conditions relevant to agricultural production, which can be applied at global to sub-national levels. [...]
Geo-referenced global climate, soil and terrain data are combined into a land resources database, commonly assembled on the basis of global grids, typically at 5 arc-minute and 30 arc-second resolutions.