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This graph tracks the per-person Ecological Footprint and biocapacity in Belgium since 1961. Both are measured in global hectares. Biocapacity per person varies each year with ecosystem management, agricultural practices (such as fertilizer use and irrigation), ecosystem degradation, weather, and population size. Footprint per person varies with consumption amounts and production efficiency. While most input data for the Footprint accounts come from UN statistical sources, the quality of country results varies. The quality of the assessment is scored on a 1-6 scale, and is provided for Belgium in the lower-right corner of the graph.

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