At-a-glance: Feeding the world
Beating hunger

Land available

Water consumption

Fertilizer use

Fish stocks

Land available
Globally, about 36% of the land thought suitable for some type of crop production is in use. The remaining land is unevenly spread between regions and is often valuable to wildlife, already occupied by human settlements or has some soil constraints. Land degradation is considered a serious problem, although measuring its extent is difficult.