The total cropland area amounts to 36 million ha in Indonesia (Table 1). About 900,000 ha cropland is potentially suitable for true shallot seed (TSS) systems based on stringent requirements for a number of soil and terrain characteristics. When more relaxed requirements are used for these characteristics, the suitable cropland area increases to almost 5 million ha (Table 1).

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The suitable area maps Suitable cropland area for true shallot systems in Indonesia show the location of the areas in the different provinces of Indonesia.

Maps of selected climate variables:

Maps of selected soil and terrain variables: