The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture

Maps and graphs


Selected graphs

Evolution of land under irrigated and rainfed cropping

Distribution of aid for land and water by region



Water productivity for selected crops

Trends in fertilizer use


Schematic overview of risks associated with main agricultural production systems


Selected maps

Major agricultural systems

Area equipped for irrigation as a percentage of land area


Global distribution of physical water scarcity by major river basin

Distribution of poor population in developing

countries, based on stunting among children



Agricultural systems at risk: human pressure on land and water

Yield gap for a combination of major crops



Proportion of land salinized due to irrigation


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