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Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) at University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2003. Global Land Use Database - Cropland extent 1992. http://www.sage.wisc.edu:16080/iamdata/ (Accessed July 10, 2007)
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Agriculture land use distribution - croplands and pasture land
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The World's agricultural land is used in different ways, depending on climatic and soil factors, but also related to cultural and social issues. The majority of croplands, where rice, wheat, legumes and corn - among other crops - are spread out in the Northern Hemisphere, in the temperate zone, and in South and Eastern Asia. Areas where primarily livestock is held for agricultural are dominant in Africa, South America and Australia.