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Chart of Arable Land and Population

Arable Land and Population
"In 1960, when the world population numbered only 3 billion, approximately 0.5 hectare of cropland per capita was available, the minimum area considered essential for the production of a diverse, healthy, nutritious diet of plant and animal products like that enjoyed widely in the United States and Europe." — "Soil as an Endangered Ecosystem", David Pimental

2005 version of this chart


UN Food and Agriculture Organization, World Bank Data; Arable Land (hectares per person),;
United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision;;
"Soil as an Endangered Ecosystem", David Pimental, Bioscience; Nov 2000

Tags: agriculture, arable land, population, food distribution, arable land and population, agriculture-food

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