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FAO. 2006. The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2006. An FAO perspective. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/London, Earthscan
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Food consumption – trends and projections
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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).