Positive Future #883 (Feature photo – Food Gardening – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Arnaud 25)
Agricultural assets include land with reasonable topsoil and water, all located in a place that has a growing season. The purpose of posing the question comes on the heels of a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a division of the United Nations. The report covers how the world’s agricultural assets are doing. Without getting into the details, the FAO Director, General QU Dongyu, explains it this way: “The pressures on soil, land and water ecosystems are now intense, and many are stressed to a critical point.”
So how many acres of farmland are there in the world? The answer is 12,602,355,000 acres. Now that’s equivalent to a farm that is 100 miles wide and 200,000 miles long. If this farm is of a size and condition, that stresses the Earth’s limits, it doesn’t take a lot of thought to understand that access to any form of agricultural assets will play a role in the future. Cultivating your own personal love for growing food, and being a good steward may well be part of the larger solution.
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