Kazakhstan - Agricultural land

Agricultural land (sq. km)

The value for Agricultural land (sq. km) in Kazakhstan was 2,169,941 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 2,217,470 in 1993 and a minimum value of 2,107,833 in 2009.

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.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

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Year Value
1992 2,214,630
1993 2,217,470
1994 2,216,510
1995 2,171,865
1996 2,154,736
1997 2,156,918
1998 2,153,298
1999 2,150,753
2000 2,153,933
2001 2,144,856
2002 2,134,689
2003 2,130,014
2004 2,126,705
2005 2,122,860
2006 2,118,765
2007 2,114,356
2008 2,108,514
2009 2,107,833
2010 2,171,618
2011 2,169,885
2012 2,170,121
2013 2,169,941

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land (% of land area) in Kazakhstan was 80.38 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 21 years was 82.14 in 1993, while its lowest value was 78.08 in 2009.

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.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

See also:

Year Value
1992 82.03
1993 82.14
1994 82.10
1995 80.45
1996 79.81
1997 79.89
1998 79.76
1999 79.67
2000 79.78
2001 79.45
2002 79.07
2003 78.90
2004 78.78
2005 78.63
2006 78.48
2007 78.32
2008 78.10
2009 78.08
2010 80.44
2011 80.38
2012 80.38
2013 80.38

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use