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Middle Eastern and North Africa 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 Saudi Arabia 86.81% 2007
2 Syria 75.68% 2007
3 Lebanon 67.17% 2007
4 Morocco 67.13% 2007
5 Tunisia 63.25% 2007
6 Israel 23.15% 2007
7 Iraq 21.61% 2007
8 Algeria 17.32% 2007
9 Bahrain 14.08% 2007
10 Jordan 10.93% 2007
11 Libya 8.84% 2007
12 Kuwait 8.64% 2007
13 United Arab Emirates 7.12% 2007
14 Qatar 6.13% 2007
15 Oman 5.81% 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/Middle-Eastern-and-North-Africa/Geography/Agricultural-land/%-of-land-area

Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Geography > Agricultural land > % of land area

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