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Title: INCA - Pollination - ES Flow - 2000-2012 - LAU2


This dataset is an output of KIP INCA. It describes the ecosystem service of crop pollination. In particular the data represent the actual use of pollination as an ecosystem service at municipality level.

The vectormap shows the sum at LAU level of tonne of crop production attributable to pollination (where pollinator potential indicator > 0.2) for 2000, 2006, and 2012). -999 Nodata.

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

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 ...

Sara Vallecillo 0000-0002-5105-6253
How to cite
Vallecillo, Sara (2018):  INCA - Pollination - ES Flow - 2000-2012 - LAU2. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Data access

  • Download Pollination Actual use 2012 TIFF

    The compressed zipfile describes the actual flow of crop pollination calculated using CAPRI data. The data represent the weight (tonne) of crop per municipality attributable to the role of pollinators in 2000, 2006 and 2012.


  • 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: 2006-01-01 – 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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