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Acknowledgements L.E. acknowledges funding from the Helmholtz Association (Research School ESCALATE, VH-KO-613). We thank V. Grimm for discussions; M. Wu for statistical support and D. Renard for discussions and the exchange of code to make our analysis clearer and more consistent. The FAOSTAT database is maintained and regularly updated by FAO with regular support from its Member States.
Acknowledgements We thank the Bren School of Environment Science and Management of the University of California Santa Barbara for support leading to the initial publication. This work was also supported by a grant overseen by the French ‘Programme Investissement d’Avenir’ as part of the ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ programme (reference: 17-MPGA-0004) and by a National Science Foundation grant (LTER-1831944).