Definition: Global yield factor by type of consumption
The global yield factor by type of consumption (e.g. crops, pasture, fisheries, timber) translates a product (or waste) into an area (local hectares) required to produce the product (or to absorb the waste). It describes the resource productivity for the selected time period (e.g. one year), the selected product (e.g. crops, animal product with pasture fed, fish) and the connected land type (e.g. cropland, pasture, fisheries area).
Eurostat, "Ecological Footprint and Biocapacity: The world's ability to regenerate resources and absorb waste in a limited time period", Working Papers and Studies, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2006