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Percent agricultural land, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 53 countries was 46.42 percent. The highest value was in Burundi: 81.89 percent and the lowest value was in the Seychelles: 3.37 percent. The indicator is available from 1961 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Percent agricultural land, 2021 Global rank Available data
Burundi 81.89 1 1961 - 2021
Rwanda 81.25 2 1961 - 2021
Lesotho 80.14 3 1961 - 2021
South Africa 79.42 4 1961 - 2021
Nigeria 75.37 5 1961 - 2021
Ivory Coast 73.9 6 1961 - 2021
Djibouti 73.51 7 1961 - 2021
Uganda 71.89 8 1961 - 2021
Comoros 71.47 9 1961 - 2021
Somalia 70.34 10 1961 - 2021
Madagascar 70.29 11 1961 - 2021
Togo 70.23 12 1961 - 2021
Swaziland 69.48 13 1961 - 2021
Morocco 67.87 14 1961 - 2021
Malawi 64.17 15 1961 - 2021
Eritrea 62.72 16 1993 - 2021
Gambia 62.65 17 1961 - 2021
Tunisia 62.44 18 1961 - 2021
Sudan 60.31 19 1961 - 2021
Guinea 59.57 20 1961 - 2021
Ghana 55.39 21 1961 - 2021
Sierra Leone 54.71 22 1961 - 2021
Mozambique 52.66 23 1961 - 2021
Senegal 49.4 24 1961 - 2021
Kenya 48.69 25 1961 - 2021
Namibia 47.14 26 1961 - 2021
Burkina Faso 46.56 27 1961 - 2021
Botswana 45.63 28 1961 - 2021
Tanzania 44.62 29 1961 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 43.75 30 1961 - 2021
Mauritius 43.06 31 1961 - 2021
Zimbabwe 41.88 32 1961 - 2021
Chad 39.98 33 1961 - 2021
Mauritania 38.53 34 1961 - 2021
Angola 36.81 35 1961 - 2021
Niger 36.78 36 1961 - 2021
Mali 35.35 37 1961 - 2021
Benin 35.03 38 1961 - 2021
Ethiopia 34.2 39 1961 - 2021
Zambia 32.07 40 1961 - 2021
R. of Congo 31.27 41 1961 - 2021
G.-Bissau 28.99 42 1961 - 2021
Cameroon 20.63 43 1961 - 2021
Liberia 19.97 44 1961 - 2021
Cape Verde 19.6 45 1961 - 2021
Algeria 17.35 46 1961 - 2021
DR Congo 14.95 47 1961 - 2021
Libya 8.72 48 1961 - 2021
Gabon 8.36 49 1961 - 2021
C.A. Republic 7.88 50 1961 - 2021
Egypt 4.05 51 1961 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 3.74 52 1961 - 2021
Seychelles 3.37 53 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.
81.89
81.25
80.14
79.42
75.37
73.90
73.51
71.89
71.47
70.34
70.29
70.23
69.48
67.87
64.17
62.72
62.65
62.44
60.31
59.57
55.39
54.71
52.66
49.40
48.69
47.14
46.56
45.63
44.62
43.75
43.06
41.88
39.98
38.53
36.81
36.78
35.35
35.03
34.20
32.07
31.27
28.99
20.63
19.97
19.60
17.35
14.95
8.72
8.36
7.88
4.05
3.74
3.37
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20.5
40.9
61.4
81.89
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