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UNEP Report Details Transformation in Land Use

23 percent of global soil has been affected by widespread biodiversity loss and environmental degradation, attributed to increasing pressures on land by the growth of crops for protein-rich diets and for biofuels and biomaterials. Available data indicate that competition for land and food insecurity will only increase in the future, due especially to the displacement of small-holder farmers by international investors. Capacity building in developing and transition countries is a key prerequisite for improving food security, local livelihoods and environmental quality.

Topic:

Drought; Biodiversity; Food

Date:

2014-01-23

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