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France - Agricultural land as a share of land area

52.4 (%) in 2016

In 2016, agricultural land as a share of land area for France was 52.4 %. Between 1967 and 2016, agricultural land as a share of land area of France was declining at a moderating rate to shrink from 61.4 % in 1967 to 52.4 % in 2016.

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What is agricultural land as a share of land area?

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.

What is France agricultural land as a share of land area?

Date Value Change, %
2016 52.4 -0.03 %
2015 52.5 -0.14 %
2014 52.5 -0.03 %
2013 52.5 -0.25 %
2012 52.7 -0.12 %
2011 52.7 -0.16 %
2010 52.8 -0.32 %
2009 53.0 -0.31 %
2008 53.2 -0.33 %
2007 53.3 -0.36 %
2006 53.5 -0.26 %
2005 53.7

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