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Available Arable Farmland in Nigeria

Available Arable Farmland in Nigeria

arable land in nigeria

The value for Arable land (hectares) in Nigeria was 34,000,000 as of 2016.

As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 37,000,000 in 2007 and a minimum value of 16,466,000 in 1981.

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.

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

arable land in nigeria

Arable land (hectares per person)

The value for Arable land (hectares per person) in Nigeria was 0.183 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 0.634 in 1969 and a minimum value of 0.183 in 2016.

Definition: Arable land (hectares per person) 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.

Arable land (% of land area)

Arable land (% of land area) in Nigeria was 37.33 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 55 years was 40.62 in 2007, while its lowest value was 18.08 in 1981.

Definition: 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.

 

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