This map shows the percentage of arable land, per 1,000ha, water withdrawal for agricultural use, and the value added to GDP by Agriculture. The specific data used in this map was collected between 2003-2007. The data is part of the AQUASTAT water and agri-environmental indicators. Agricultural water use is a serious concern especially in arid and semi-arid areas, where water is scarce and highly variable from year to year. In dry regions it is necessary to irrigate certain crops to obtain reasonable yields.

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