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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares

DEFINITION: Arable land (in hectares) 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Nigeria 30.5 million hectares 2003
2 Sudan 17 million hectares 2003
3 South Africa 14.75 million hectares 2003
4 Niger 14.48 million hectares 2003
5 Ethiopia 11.06 million hectares 2003
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo 6.7 million hectares 2003
7 Cameroon 5.96 million hectares 2003
8 Zambia 5.26 million hectares 2003
9 Uganda 5.2 million hectares 2003
10 Burkina Faso 4.84 million hectares 2003
11 Mali 4.8 million hectares 2005
12 Kenya 4.65 million hectares 2003
13 Mozambique 4.35 million hectares 2003
14 Ghana 4.18 million hectares 2003
15 Tanzania 4 million hectares 2003
16 Chad 3.6 million hectares 2003
=17 Angola 3.3 million hectares 2003
=17 Cote d'Ivoire 3.3 million hectares 2003
19 Zimbabwe 3.22 million hectares 2003
20 Madagascar 2.95 million hectares 2003
21 Benin 2.65 million hectares 2003
22 Togo 2.51 million hectares 2003
23 Senegal 2.46 million hectares 2003
24 Malawi 2.45 million hectares 2003
25 Central African Republic 1.93 million hectares 2003
26 Rwanda 1.2 million hectares 2003
27 Guinea 1.1 million hectares 2003
28 Somalia 1.04 million hectares 2003
29 Burundi 990,000 hectares 2003
30 Namibia 815,000 hectares 2003
31 Sierra Leone 570,000 hectares 2003
32 Eritrea 562,000 hectares 2003
33 Mauritania 488,000 hectares 2003
34 Liberia 382,000 hectares 2003
35 Botswana 377,000 hectares 2003
36 Lesotho 330,000 hectares 2003
37 Gabon 325,000 hectares 2003
38 The Gambia 315,000 hectares 2003
39 Guinea-Bissau 300,000 hectares 2003
40 Swaziland 178,000 hectares 2003
41 Equatorial Guinea 130,000 hectares 2003
42 Mauritius 100,000 hectares 2005
43 Comoros 80,000 hectares 2003
44 Cape Verde 46,000 hectares 2003
45 Sao Tome and Principe 8,000 hectares 2003
=46 Seychelles 1,000 hectares 2003
=46 Djibouti 1,000 hectares 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Agriculture/Arable-land/Hectares

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares

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Interesting observations about Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares

  • United States has had the highest arable land > hectares since 1961.
  • Russia ranked first for arable land > hectares amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Singapore has ranked last for arable land > hectares since 1989.
  • France ranked first for arable land > hectares amongst European Union in 2005.
  • Canada ranked first for arable land > hectares amongst NATO countries in 2003.
  • India has ranked #2 in arable land > hectares since 1961.
  • Australia ranked second for arable land > hectares amongst High income OECD countries in 2005.
  • China ranked third for arable land > hectares amongst Cold countries in 2003.
  • Spain ranked second for arable land > hectares amongst Eurozone in 2005.
  • Japan ranked last for arable land > hectares amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2005.
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