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Farmland is shrinking for the first time on record

by Futures Centre, Sep 11
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Can the amount of farmland in the world really be declining?

 

Back to the wild: How nature is reclaiming farmland

IT’S AN odd juxtaposition that’s starting to pop up in far-flung places around the world. Across the hilly regions of China, the scars of agriculture are being covered by a messy mix of trees and shrubs. In parts of Iran, Australia and Kazakhstan, wild animals are reclaiming swathes of abandoned pasture.

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