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.
|1||India||159.65 million hectares||2005|
|2||Brazil||59 million hectares||2003|
|3||Nigeria||30.5 million hectares||2003|
|4||Pakistan||21.27 million hectares||2005|
|5||Poland||12.14 million hectares||2005|
|6||Romania||9.29 million hectares||2005|
|7||Afghanistan||7.91 million hectares||2003|
|8||Cameroon||5.96 million hectares||2003|
|9||Iraq||5.75 million hectares||2003|
|10||Uzbekistan||4.7 million hectares||2003|
|11||Kenya||4.65 million hectares||2003|
|12||Ghana||4.18 million hectares||2003|
|13||Peru||3.7 million hectares||2003|
|14||Saudi Arabia||3.6 million hectares||2003|
|15||Tunisia||2.79 million hectares||2003|
|16||Colombia||2 million hectares||2005|
|17||Moldova||1.85 million hectares||2005|
|18||Malaysia||1.8 million hectares||2003|
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.