Marie Michael Library

Title

Shrinking fields: Cropland loss in a world of eight billion

Author

Gardner, Gary

Description

Cities devour farmland for housing, industry, and recreation. Irrigated land shrinks as groundwater is depleted and water is diverted to urban areas. Erosion makes vast areas non-productive. And a growing share of remaining farmland is planted in non-food crops such as cotton and coffee.

File No

WWI-P131

Agency

Worldwatch Institute

Date

July, 1996

Subject(s)

Land tenure

Pages

56