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Food consumption – trends and projections

Year: 2009 Author: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Increase in crop production has mainly been a function of increases in yield due to increased irrigation and fertilizer use. However, this may change in the future towards more reliance on cropland expansion, at the cost of biodiversity. (Source: FAO, 2006).
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