Agriculture, Food and Beverage

After millennia of agricultural expansion, the world has passed ‘peak agricultural land’

The world's agricultural land use has declined in recent years. Image: Unsplash/Marta Ortigosa

Hannah Ritchie

Researcher, Our World in Data

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