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Agricultural land and remaining suitable land

Infographic | 31-07-2017

Most of the highly productive lands are already in use

Land for agricultural expansion is still rather abundant in many regions, although 9 out of 10 regions have already taken a major share of suitable agricultural land in production. In China, South Asia, the Middle East and Northern Africa, currently, agriculture occupies more than 80% of the land available and suitable for agriculture.

In the SSP2 scenario, the increase in agricultural land use is projected to be largest in Sub-Saharan Africa. Smaller increases are projected to take place in Central and South America, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

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