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Former British colonies Compared by Geography > Agricultural land > % of land area

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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Nigeria 86.19% 2007
2 The Gambia 81.3% 2007
3 Swaziland 78.02% 2007
4 Lesotho 75.91% 2007
5 Somalia 70.18% 2007
6 Bangladesh 69.52% 2007
7 Tuvalu 66.67% 2007
8 Ghana 65.26% 2007
9 Uganda 65% 2007
10 India 60.51% 2007
11 Sudan 57.56% 2007
12 Australia 55.38% 2007
13 Malawi 52.83% 2007
14 Kenya 47.44% 2007
15 Jamaica 47.37% 2007
16 Namibia 47.13% 2007
17 New Zealand 45.89% 2007
18 Botswana 45.62% 2007
19 United States 44.88% 2007
20 Sierra Leone 44.4% 2007
21 Barbados 44.19% 2007
22 Maldives 43.33% 2007
23 Zimbabwe 39.94% 2007
24 Tanzania 38.61% 2007
25 Grenada 38.24% 2007
26 Sri Lanka 36.52% 2007
27 Pakistan 35.41% 2007
28 Zambia 34.42% 2007
29 Dominica 30.67% 2007
30 Antigua and Barbuda 29.55% 2007
31 Malaysia 23.95% 2007
32 Fiji 23.43% 2007
33 Israel 23.15% 2007
34 Saint Kitts and Nevis 19.23% 2007
35 Burma 18.34% 2007
36 Saint Lucia 18.03% 2007
37 Bhutan 14.64% 2007
38 Bahrain 14.08% 2007
39 Jordan 10.93% 2007
40 Trinidad and Tobago 10.53% 2007
41 Kuwait 8.64% 2007
42 Guyana 8.53% 2007
43 Canada 7.43% 2007
44 United Arab Emirates 7.12% 2007
45 Belize 6.66% 2007
46 Qatar 6.13% 2007
47 Brunei 2.16% 2007
48 The Bahamas 1.4% 2007
49 Singapore 1.15% 2007

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Agricultural land > % of land area. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Former-British-colonies/Geography/Agricultural-land/%-of-land-area

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