Arable land (hectares)
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.
Description: The map below shows how Arable land (hectares) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is United States, with a value of 162,751,000.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Cayman Islands, with a value of 0.00.
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.