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Land and Water

Land degradation and increasing water scarcity is intensifying risks to agriculture and biodiversity, particularly for vulnerable communities and ecosystems in the Tropics.

Agricultural land area and productivity have increased in the Tropics, responding to demand from a growing and wealthier population. Sustainable intensification of agriculture will be vital for food security in the Tropics.

Total agricultural land area