Abstract: As a big agricultural country, the People’s Republic of China has experienced a series of natural disasters such as the Great Famine, the 1998 floods and the 2008 snow storm since its founding. We present a dataset summarizing the affected area, disaster area and the area of total crop failure at provincial level in China, with a temporal coverage from 1949 to 2015. Based on the agricultural planting structure and natural disaster data, data of grain disaster loss are also presented through a grainloss assessment model. The dataset plays an important role in the prediction, prevention and reduction of agricultural disasters in future.
Keywords: natural disasters; grain disaster loss; provincial; China; 1949 – 2015