Algeria: Percent agricultural land

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 Algeria

Percent agricultural land

 Latest value 17.35
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 17.45
 Min - Max 16.22 - 19.09
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Algeria from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Algeria during that period was 17.45 percent with a minimum of 16.22 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 19.09 percent in 1961. The latest value from 2021 is 17.35 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 193 countries is 38.17 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Algeria - Percent agricultural land - Recent values chart

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Algeria - Percent agricultural land - historical chart - 1961-2021




The data show what percent of the land in Algeria is arable or is used for crops or pasture.
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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