Arable Land (% of Land Area)
Data Provider: World Bank, World Development Indicators Data
Source: Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site
Data Name: Arable land (% of land area)
Data Year: The latest data displayed are for 2012 and was accessed from the World Bank on 10 October 2014
Data Periodicity: The data are updated annually
Data Definition: Arable land includes land defined by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (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.
Data Methodology: Read more on the specific methodology for this data at the World Bank