Remote Cropland anthromes near Antler, Saskatchewan, Canada.
of land area
of global population
of food calories
of key biodiversity areas
of protected areas
of carbon storage

Croplands with very low populations

The remote croplands anthrome is shaped by cultivated crops and very low density human inhabitation. Often this agriculture is characterized by large-scale crop production (≥20% crop cover or ≥20% crop and pasture cover with more crop than pasture) with low population density (0≤ population per square kilometer < 1). Remote croplands house the second smallest population percentage compared to all non-wildland anthrome classes. It ranks thirteenth out of twenty for land area percentage, contributing the sixth lowest percent of protected area and seventh lowest percent of key biodiversity area. It produces the sixth largest percentage of global food calories, ranking behind other cropland classes and village classes. Remote croplands store the eighth lowest percent of carbon compared to the other anthrome classes.

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Remote Cropland anthromes near Antler, Saskatchewan, Canada. Large scale agriculture with Canola in bloom. Masterhatch, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons