This spatial database contains environmental and social variables related to agriculture and the SDGs throughout the EU (and some additional states), summarised using the Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics (https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/nuts/background). Variables were chosen based on a review of rural land system research articles, published as open access by Winkler et al. in the journal Land Use Policy (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.06.034), and a review of EU agricultural and sustainable development policies, the UN SDGs, and sustainability assessment tools for agriculture, published as open access by Scown et al. in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/02/20/1812100116).
The database is provided as an ESRI shapefile in D1_database_20190130.zip, NA value is -99999. All processing documentation is provided as pdfs. R code and data provided.
See Database_metadata_20190130.pdf for full details before use.