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World Bank, World Development Indicators, online database, accessed October 2011; Beilstein, M.;, Bournay, E., Environment and Security in the Mediterranean: Desertification, ENVSEC, 2009.
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Agriculture and population in the Mediterranean basin
Agriculture in the Mediterranean Basin, despite many different
sub-climates, is mainly rain-fed. Cereals, vegetables, and citrus fruits account for over 85 % of the Mediterranean’s total agricultural production (UNEP/MAP/BP/RAC 2009). Cultivation of other products, such as olives for olive oil and grapes for wine, also occupies a significant amount of agricultural land (Leff et al. 2004).