failed states 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.


1 Nigeria 86.19% 2007
2 Somalia 70.18% 2007
3 Cote d'Ivoire 63.52% 2007
4 Haiti 61.32% 2007
5 Afghanistan 59.28% 2007
6 Guinea-Bissau 57.97% 2007
7 Sudan 57.56% 2007
8 Guinea 55.23% 2007
9 Zimbabwe 39.94% 2007
10 Chad 39.18% 2007
11 Pakistan 35.41% 2007
12 Iraq 21.61% 2007
13 Democratic Republic of the Congo 9.99% 2007
14 Central African Republic 8.35% 2007


"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/failed-states/Geography/Agricultural-land/%-of-land-area

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