Global Planting Patterns

Based on country-specific crop calendars and data from national statistics and FAO, planted area for wheat, corn, rice and soybeans has the following monthly pattern.

Source: Haile, M.H., Kalkuhl, M. and von Braun, J. (2013) "Short-term global crop acreage response to international food prices and implications of volatility" ZEF Discussion Paper No. 175 [Article]