Agricultural profit map for Australia for the year 2005-2006
The provided data (the Data) represent a raster map of agricultural profit at full equity (PFE) for Australia for the year 2005/06. Values of PFE are provided in ($/ha). PFE is a measure of profit which is calculated as the revenue from the sale of agricultural commodities minus all fixed and variable costs. This concept is based on the assumption ... morethat the land is fully owned (100% equity). The unit of PFE is $/ha. The Data are provided as a raster dataset that is compatible with ArcGIS. The spatial resolution is ~ 1km. Values provided are not for individual commodities (e.g. wheat, barley etc.) but for a set of commodity classes known as SPREAD classes (e.g. winter cereals, winter oilseeds) and broad land use categories (grazing, natural pastures etc.). The Data do not provide information with regards to the associated land use. To link values of PFE to the associated land use (SPREAD class) the Data need to be linked to the land use map of the year 2005/06 (Source: ABARE–BRS 2010. Land Use of Australia, Version 4, 2005-06 dataset). less
01 Jul 2005
30 Jun 2006
Overview of the process how data was produced is provided in Marinoni O, Navarro Garcia J, Marvanek S, Prestwidge D, Clifford D, Laredo L. 2012. Development of a system to produce maps of agricultural profit on a continental scale: An example for Australia. Agricultural Systems. 105, 1, 33-45.
ABARES-BRS for the national land use map 2005-2006
ABARES AgSurf Farm Survey data
Australian Bureau of Statistics Agricultural Census (2005-2006) and
various state departments which provide gross margin information on the production of specific agricultural commodities
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Marinoni, Oswald; Navarro Garcia, Javier; Marvanek, Steve; Prestwidge, Di; Clifford, David; Laredo, Luis (2014): Agricultural profit map for Australia for the year 2005-2006. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection.
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CLOSEDSTRATEGIC SpatioPatterns MARINONIO
Policy makers in the agricultural sector are confronted with challenges which might drive land use change and ultimately agricultural profitability to a substantial degree. The challenges include questions around climate variability, demographic changes, use of land for bio-fuel production and ensuring an increase in food production. As profitabili... morety triggers many agri-business decisions, knowledge about the existing socio-economic landscape and the economic profile of a region as well as potential impacts on profits provides useful contextual information when agricultural policies are designed. Given the upcoming challenges and their associated uncertainties it is important to ensure that a map of agricultural profit can be re-produced in a scenario and simulation setting which will allow exploring uncertainties around agricultural profits.
The objective of the project is the development of a process which allows for a consistent update of a map of agricultural profits in Australia. The process involves a complex data architecture that accounts for linkages between data that have been collected by a variety of institutions across different scales such as information about land use, productivity as well as production costs and revenues. All information can be queried and query results can be forwarded for immediate processing and subsequent visualisation in a geographic information system (GIS). To facilitate the production of profit maps in the future, the system provides flexibility regarding an update of new economic information but it can also be linked to maps that show an updated spatial distribution of land use. The proposed system is therefore well suited to be used in various land use management and economic scenarios.
The maps produced by the system represent a national scale assessment. It is therefore not recommended to use the data provided by the map to inform farm level policies. less
Agricultural profit map for Australia for 2005-2006
Production of a map of agricultural profit for Australia for the year 2005-2006 (financial year). The profit measure provided is profit at full equity PFE in ($/ha).
Javier Navarro Garcia