Unplanned population growth in densely populated areas in other countries has shown clearly that if environmental issues are not considered, then land degradation is inevitable, and may be severe. In all cases, this has reduced the living standards of the inhabitants, and has led to major famines, disease and starvation.
Globally, if land use plans are not developed urgently, and if the plans are not implemented, then the extent of land degradation will increase, diminishing the potential to produce food. In turn, more people will have less to eat. Currently, there is enough food in the world to feed the world's population, but with ever-increasing populations, this option will become less and less available.
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