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Title: INCA - Pollination - ES Demand - 2004-2008 - LAU2


This dataset is an output of KIP INCA. It describes the demand for pollination services at EU scale, based on the distribution of crops.

The vectormap shows the aggregated demand at LAU level as hectare of pollinator dependent crops for 2004 and 2008. -999 Nodata.

LAU stands for Local Administrative Unit. The LAU2 level used in this map (formerly NUTS level 5) consists of municipalities or equivalent units in the 28 EU Member States.

Together with data which describe the potential of the land to support pollinators this dataset can be used to account for pollination as an ecosystem service flow.

Pollination is a key ecosystem service as many crops but in particular, fruits and vegetables are partially dependent on pollinating insects to produce food for human consumption.

The demand for crop pollination was quantified as the extent of pollinator-dependent crops. The assessment is based on CAPRI data. Demand is expressed as ha of pollinator-depended crops.

Sara Vallecillo 0000-0002-5105-6253
How to cite
Vallecillo, Sara (2018):  INCA - Pollination - ES Demand - 2004-2008 - LAU2. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Data access

  • Download Pollination Demand 2008 TIFF

    The compressed zipfile contains for every municipality (LAU2) the pollination demand expressed as ha of pollinator-depended crops for 2004 and 2008.


  • publication Ecosystem services accounting: Part I - Outdoor recreation and crop pollination

    Vallecillo Rodriguez, S., La Notte, A., Polce, C., Zulian, G., Alexandris, N., Ferrini, S. and Maes, J., Ecosystem services accounting: Part I - Outdoor recreation and crop pollination , EUR 29024 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2018, ISBN 978-92-79-77333-4, doi:10.2760/619793, JRC110321.


Additional information
Issue date 2018-07-26
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Temporal coverage

From: 2004-01-01 – To: 2008-01-01

Update frequency not planned
Language English
Data theme(s) Agriculture, fisheries, forestry and food; Economy and finance; Environment
EuroVoc concept(s) biotope; land use; means of agricultural production
Geographic information

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Geographic bounding box

81.4° N, 43.2° E, 35.3° S, -11.5° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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