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South Asia: Agriculture > Arable land stats

Definitions

  • % of land area: 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.
  • Hectares: 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.
  • Hectares > Per capita: 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. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Hectares per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Hectares per capita: Arable land (hectares per person). Arable land (hectares per person) 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.
STAT SOUTH ASIAN TOTAL SOUTH ASIAN AVERAGE DATES
% of land area 36.45% of land area
82% more than average
2005
Hectares 189.04 million hectares
23% of surveyed countries
47.26 million hectares
4 times more than average
2005
Hectares > Per capita 147.03 hectares per 1,000 peop
77% less than average
2005
Hectares per 1000 144.09 hectares
81% less than average
2005
Hectares per capita 0.139
47% less than average
2011

Citation

"South Asian Arable land Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/South-Asia/Agriculture/Arable-land