Causes of loss of mixed cultivated land
Between 2000 and 2006:
• 31 % of the mixed cultivated land was lost due to the sprawl of economic infrastructures;
• 20 % was lost due to diffuse urban residential sprawl including associated services and infrastructures;
• 23 % of change was due to farmland abandonment with land being taken over by natural transition to woodland and scrub.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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