Dataset of The geographic and sectoral patterns of large-scale farmland investments in sub-saharan Africa. Consist of 563 farmland projects that have been established between 2005 and 2013 in sub-Saharan Africa.
Farmland investments and land availability in key investment destinations. Source: ‘Potentially available land’ calculated from European Space Agency (ESA)
Globcover: Global Land Cover Project
European Space Agency, Brussels, Belgium (2011) and United National Environment Programme (UNEP), 2012. World Database of Protected Areas. (accessed 18.05.12), and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), 2012. GAEZ 3.0. (accessed 23.06.12).
Potential contribution of documented biofuel projects to energy security. Sources: ‘Value of net oil imports, as % of GDP’ derived from Energy Information Administration (EIA), 2012. International Energy Statistics. US Energy Information Administration. (accessed 19.08.12) and World Bank, 2013.World Development Indicators. (accessed 12.04.13); ‘Blending mandates’ derived from individual country laws and policies; ‘Ethanol and biodiesel production potential’ derived from own data, United Nations (UN), 2012. UN DATA. (accessed 12.04.12)..
Potential contribution of cereal projects to food security. Source of data: ‘Global Hunger Index’ from IFPRI (2012); ‘Total domestic cereal production’ derived from FAO (2013); ‘Area of cereal investment’ derived from own data, FAO, 2013.
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