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Malawi: Arable land, percent of total land area: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Malawi from 1961 to 2016. The average value for Malawi during that period was 25.8 percent with a minumum of 13.8 percent in 1961 and a maximum of 40.3 percent in 2013. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: 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.