Nigeria: Arable land, percent of land area

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 Nigeria

Arable land, percent of total land area

 Latest value 40.5
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 33.4
 Min - Max 26.0 - 40.5
 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 33.4 percent with a minimum of 26 percent in 1961 and a maximum of 40.5 percent in 2009. The latest value from 2021 is 40.5 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 192 countries is 14.3 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Nigeria - Arable land, percent of land area - Recent values chart

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Nigeria - Arable land, percent of land area - historical chart - 1961-2021




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.

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