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1. HILUCS Topic: Agriculture

 

Question: Is the Land Use type 1_1 Agriculture with subtypes 1_1_1 AgriculturalCommercialProduction and 1_1_2_FarmingInfrastructure differentiated and 1_1_3_AgriculturalProductionForOwnConsumption enough?

Proposal/To be discussed: Further subdivide commercial production into alimentary/food, fodder, industrial, energy (and others?) production purpose.
Also, farming infrastructure could be further subdivided into animal husbandry infrastructure, storage buildings and other farming infrastructure.
Examples see below as inserted in the definitions.

Constraint: The same crop can be used for several purposes, like grain or maiz for fodder, food or also energy production. A differentiation might be difficult, double counting in statistics has to be avoided.
Alternatively, the purpose and use (alimentary, industrial etc.) of crops may be better placed under the Characteristics block of the EAGLE model, instead of integrating it into HILUCS.

1_PrimaryProduction

1_1_Agriculture

Production of crop (plants, fungi, etc.) and animal products for food, for sale, own consumption or industrial purposes. It includes plants for biofuels and growing of crops in open fields as well as in greenhouses. Also set-aside fallow land in the crop rotation belongs to this class. The preparation of products for the primary markets is included, field construction (e.g. agricultural land terracing, drainage, preparing rice paddies etc.) as well as landscape care and maintenance.

1_1_1_CommercialAgriculturalProduction (open land)

Arable land, permanent crops and grasslands in agricultural use (both sown and natural grassland). The products can be used for human or animal feed or bio-energy production.

1_1_1_1_Alimentary crop production [EAGLE proposal]

This sub-class applies for all kinds of crop production that are meant to be further used or processed in the human food chain, for example potatoes, cereals, fruit.
(EAGLE proposal, not yet in HILUCS)

1_1_1_2_ Fodder crop production [EAGLE proposal]

This sub-class applies for all kinds of crop production that are meant to be fed to animals in the context of husbandry, fodder beet, silage maize or alfalfa.
(EAGLE proposal, not yet in HILUCS)

1_1_1_3_Industrial crop production [EAGLE proposal]

This sub-class applies for all kinds of crop production that are meant to be used in industrial or manufacture processes, for example cotton, linen.
(EAGLE proposal, not yet in HILUCS)

1_1_1_4_Energy crop production [EAGLE proposal]

This sub-class applies for all kinds of crop production that are meant to be used for energy production, e.g. in a bio-gas facility.
(EAGLE proposal, not yet in HILUCS)

1_1_2_FarmingInfrastructure (buildings, facilities)

Farm dwellings, animal husbandry infrastructure (animal dwellings and processing infrastructure linked to farms), manure storage and other farming infrastructure (e.g. buildings linked to plant handling and processing in farms).

1_1_2_1_Animal Husbandry [EAGLE proposal]

This sub-class applies for animal dwelling and shelter, also for organized feeding.
(EAGLE proposal, not yet in HILUCS)

1_1_2_2_ Storage [EAGLE proposal]

This sub-class applies for storage areas or buildings like maize silage or barns.
(EAGLE proposal, not yet in HILUCS)

1_1_2_3_Other farming infrastructure [EAGLE proposal]

This sub-class applies for farming infrastructure that is not for animal dwelling, or storage, but for plant handling and processing and similar processes.
(EAGLE proposal, not yet in HILUCS)

1_1_3_AgriculturalProductionForOwnConsumption

Production of plants or animals for own consumption (kitchen gardens, private animal sheds etc.)

1_1_2_1_Animal Husbandry [EAGLE proposal]

This sub-class applies for animal dwelling and shelter, also for organized feeding.
(EAGLE proposal, not yet in HILUCS)

1_1_2_2_ Storage [EAGLE proposal]

This sub-class applies for storage areas or buildings like maize silage or barns.
(EAGLE proposal, not yet in HILUCS)

1_1_2_3_Other farming infrastructure [EAGLE proposal]

This sub-class applies for farming infrastructure that is not for animal dwelling, or storage, but for plant handling and processing and similar processes.
(EAGLE proposal, not yet in HILUCS)

 

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