Afghanistan: Agricultural land

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 Afghanistan

Agricultural land, sq. km.

 Latest value 383130
 Year 2021
 Measure sq. km.
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 379600
 Min - Max 377500 - 383130
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 379600 sq. km. with a minimum of 377500 sq. km. in 1961 and a maximum of 383130 sq. km. in 2020. The latest value from 2021 is 383130 sq. km.. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 193 countries is 245857 sq. km.. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Afghanistan - Agricultural land - recent values

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Afghanistan - Agricultural land - historical chart - 1961-2021




Definition: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.


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 Forest area, percent 1.9 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 58.74 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 45.98 2020 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 33.48 2021 percent
 Agriculture value added 4.79 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 383,130 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 121.5 2021 index points
 Precipitation 327 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 12.0 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 2,155 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 113.7 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 5.2 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 102.0 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 12,084.4 2021 sq. km
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