Cultivating land

Developing cropland
Improving agricultural land
Agriculture remains important in the economy of most developing countries, contributing a higher proportion of national GDP, and providing more employment, than in the developed world. However, the area of arable land available per head of population is decreasing in all regions as populations grow: the global availability of cropland has now fallen by some 25 per cent over two decades, from 0.32 hectares per capita in 1975 to 0.24 hectares in 1995 (FAOSTAT 1997).
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal