Nigeria: Agricultural land

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 Nigeria

Agricultural land, sq. km.

 Latest value 686,440
 Year 2021
 Measure sq. km.
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 610,215
 Min - Max 541,760 - 686,440
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 610215 sq. km. with a minimum of 541760 sq. km. in 1961 and a maximum of 686440 sq. km. in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 686440 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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Nigeria - Agricultural land - Recent values chart

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Nigeria - 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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Forest area, percent 23.6 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 75.37 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 35.21 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 23.69 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 111.97 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 686,440 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 109.0 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,150 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 40.5 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 1,637 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 108.1 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 18.6 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 101.4 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 214,636.5 2021 sq. km
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