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Latin America and Caribbean 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 Uruguay 83.89% 2007
2 El Salvador 75.1% 2007
3 Haiti 61.32% 2007
4 Cuba 60.28% 2007
5 Mexico 54.94% 2007
6 Costa Rica 53.86% 2007
7 Dominican Republic 52.09% 2007
8 Paraguay 51.35% 2007
9 Argentina 48.73% 2007
10 Jamaica 47.37% 2007
11 Barbados 44.19% 2007
12 Nicaragua 43.34% 2007
13 Guatemala 41.66% 2007
14 Colombia 38.25% 2007
15 Grenada 38.24% 2007
16 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 35.9% 2007
17 Bolivia 34% 2007
18 Brazil 31.15% 2007
19 Dominica 30.67% 2007
20 Panama 30% 2007
21 Antigua and Barbuda 29.55% 2007
22 Honduras 27.96% 2007
23 Ecuador 26.77% 2007
24 Venezuela 24.2% 2007
25 Chile 21.19% 2007
26 Bermuda 20% 2007
27 Saint Kitts and Nevis 19.23% 2007
28 Saint Lucia 18.03% 2007
29 Peru 16.84% 2007
30 Cayman Islands 11.54% 2007
31 Aruba 11.11% 2007
32 Trinidad and Tobago 10.53% 2007
33 Guyana 8.53% 2007
34 Belize 6.66% 2007
35 The Bahamas 1.4% 2007
36 Suriname 0.53% 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/Latin-America-and-Caribbean/Geography/Agricultural-land/%-of-land-area

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