Synthetic farm population of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Published: 28 January 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/75wngh8x4j.1


We provide data on a synthetic farm population of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, mainly relying on the German Farm Structure Survey 2016 and plot specific crop data from 2019/2020. The dataset is provided at plot scale in a geospatial vector as well as at farm scale in tabular format. For each plot in the state, the belonging farm (including the estimated farm’s location), animal stock, cultivated crop, as well as the corresponding administration units are indicated. The geospatial vector data is combined with further spatial data such as yield information, soil characteristics, or monitoring data on environmental status. The provided data enables to run diverse analysis on the farm population in the Federal state of North Rhine Westphalia with farm and agent-based models. Furthermore, it can serve as a case study application for testing model developments which require detailed and spatially explicit farm data.



Agricultural Economics, Population, Agent-Based Modeling, Farming Systems, Simulation Modeling in Economics