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FAO, Aquastat, 2007
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Agricultural water withdrawals as proportion of total water withdrawals
IAASTD/Ketill Berger, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Agriculture already consumes 70% of all global freshwater withdrawn worldwide and has depleted soil nutrients, resulting in N, P and K deficiencies covering 59%, 85%, and 90% of harvested area respectively in the year 2000 coupled with a 1,136 million Mg yr loss of total global production.