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Title: INCA - Pollination - ES Flow - 2000


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.

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.

The data express the amount (kg) of crop per pixel attributable to the role of pollinators.

The potential is based on the data for 2000 (INCA - Pollination - ES Potential -2000). The demand is based the data for 2004 (INCA - Pollination - ES Demand -2004).

Joachim Maes
How to cite
Maes, Joachim (2010):  INCA - Pollination - ES Flow - 2000. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
Related resources

Data access

  • Download Pollination Actual use 2000 data

    The compressed zipfile describes the actual flow of crop pollination calculated using CAPRI data. The data represent the weight (kg) of crop per pixel attributable to the role of pollinators in 2000.


  • 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 2010-07-26
Landing page
Temporal coverage

From: 2000-01-01 – To: 2004-01-01

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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