Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Indicator 2.4.1: Proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture

Proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture

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Method of computation The indicator is defined by the following formula: Percent of land under productive and sustainable agriculture Area under productive and sustainable agriculture divided by Agricultural area Where Agricultural area = arable land + permanent crops + permanent meadows and pastures
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Indicator name Proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture
Target name By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.
Global indicator description The denominator, agricultural area, is a well-known and established indicator that are collected by statistical bodies in countries and compiled internationally via a questionnaire by FAO. These data are available in FAO's database FAOSTAT. The numerator captures the three dimensions of sustainable production: environmental, economic and social. The measurement instrument ' farm surveys ' will give countries the flexibility to identify issues related to sustainability that are most relevant to priorities/challenges within these three dimensions. Land under productive and sustainable agriculture will be those farms that satisfy indicators selected across all three dimension
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