What do we see?
The graph below shows that the agricultural sector occupies around half of the available space in Flanders. Between 2013 and 2019, there were an additional 11,000 ha of surfaced land and 10,000 ha of land for crops.
What’s the aim?
In a circular economy we want to put as little pressure on the environment as possible. However, the high population density in Flanders means that this pressure is very high.
It is essential to have enough agricultural land but it is difficult to determine how much space each sector needs. This is why it is useful to have access to this information.
What does this indicator measure?
This indicator gives more insight into the spatial distribution of Flanders. The data comes from a monitoring system that started in 2013 and is brought up-to-date every three years.