Portion of Agricultural Production Under High or Extremely High Stress
More than one-quarter of world's agriculture grows in water-stressed areas. This chart shows the percentage of major commodity crops grown in areas facing high or extremely high water stress. You can also view a global, interactive map showing agriculture's exposure to water stress.
Sources: Analysis of global crop production overlaid on Aqueduct baseline water stress. Data from Gassert et al. 2013, Monfreda et al. 2008, Ramankutty et al. 2008, Siebert et al. 2013. See WRI.org/Aqueduct
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