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Percent agricultural land, 2016 - Country rankings:

The average for 2016 based on 194 countries was 38.55 percent.The highest value was in Uruguay: 82.56 percent and the lowest value was in Suriname: 0.56 percent. The indicator is available from 1961 to 2016. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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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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