Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: INCA - Crop Pollination


This dataset is an output of KIP INCA. It describes the ecosystem service of crop pollination. 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 overlap between the pollination potential and demand for pollination is used to quantify the area generating the actual flow (or use) of the service : the use area. In this way, the use area is defined as the extent of pollinator-dependent crops benefiting from the service providing area with different pollination potentials.

Sara Vallecillo 0000-0002-5105-6253
Alessandra La Notte 0000-0001-6951-709X
Eduardo Garcia Bendito
Joachim Maes
How to cite
Vallecillo, Sara; La Notte, Alessandra; Garcia Bendito, Eduardo; Maes, Joachim (2010):  INCA - Crop Pollination. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Data access

  • Download Crop Pollination ES - KIP-INCA ZIP

    The ZIP compressed dataset contains 3 raster GeoTiff files with the values for the potential, demand and actual flow components of crop pollination. For more information, refer to the README.txt included in the download.

Additional information
Last modified 2020-09-04
Issue date 2010-07-26
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Temporal coverage

From: 2000-01-01 – To: 2012-01-01

Update frequency unknown
Data theme(s) Agriculture, fisheries, forestry and food; Economy and finance; Environment

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