failed states Compared by Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km

DEFINITION: Agricultural land (sq. km). 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.


1 Sudan 1.09 million sq. km 2011
2 Nigeria 762,000 sq. km 2011
3 Chad 499,320 sq. km 2011
4 Somalia 441,290 sq. km 2011
5 Afghanistan 379,100 sq. km 2011
6 South Sudan 285,332 sq. km 2011
7 Pakistan 265,500 sq. km 2011
8 Democratic Republic of the Congo 257,550 sq. km 2011
9 Yemen 234,520 sq. km 2011
10 Cote d'Ivoire 205,000 sq. km 2011
11 Zimbabwe 163,200 sq. km 2011
12 Guinea 142,400 sq. km 2011
13 Iraq 82,100 sq. km 2011
14 Central African Republic 50,800 sq. km 2011
15 Haiti 17,700 sq. km 2011
16 Guinea-Bissau 16,300 sq. km 2011


failed states Compared by Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km


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