Note: This is the 1997 edition of UNEP's Global Environment Outlook
. If you are interested in more recent information, please see the 2000
Figure 2.22. Loss of cropland in selected
West Asian countries, 1981-83 and 1991-93.
- UN (1994a).
- Cropland includes land under
temporary and permanent crops, temporary meadows, market and kitchen
gardens, and temporary fallow. Permanent crops are those that do not
need to be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, fruit,
rubber, and vines. It excludes land used to grow trees for wood or