The FAO currently provides two noteworthy datasets:
“The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently released their Global Land Cover SHARE database (GLC-SHARE). It combines previously unharmonized data on global land cover and land use. The information covers different types of land cover – croplands, forests, soils – which have been gathered by different countries and organisations.
The database standardises the information from numerous sources, using internationally accepted definitions and this way produced datasets for the whole planet.”
Data access: Global Land Cover-SHARE (GLC-SHARE)