Kazakhstan - Agricultural land

Agricultural land (sq. km)

The value for Agricultural land (sq. km) in Kazakhstan was 2,091,150 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 19 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 2,217,470 in 1993 and a minimum value of 2,049,330 in 1999.

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 2,142,120
1996 2,114,660
1997 2,096,400
1998 2,073,800
1999 2,049,330
2000 2,067,690
2001 2,072,690
2002 2,077,990
2003 2,076,860
2004 2,077,500
2005 2,077,500
2006 2,078,000
2007 2,078,000
2008 2,078,000
2009 2,084,800
2010 2,086,650
2011 2,091,150

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land (% of land area) in Kazakhstan was 77.46 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 19 years was 82.14 in 1993, while its lowest value was 75.91 in 1999.

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 79.35
1996 78.33
1997 77.65
1998 76.82
1999 75.91
2000 76.59
2001 76.77
2002 76.97
2003 76.93
2004 76.95
2005 76.95
2006 76.97
2007 76.97
2008 76.97
2009 77.22
2010 77.29
2011 77.46

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use