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Agricultural trends, production, fertilisers, irrigation and pesticides

Year: 2009 Author: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Figure 8: Global trends (1960–2005) in cereal and meat production, use of fertilizer, irrigation and pesticides. (Source: Tilman, 2002; FAO, 2003; International Fertilizer Association, 2008; FAOSTAT, 2009).
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