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Italy - Agricultural land as a share of land area

43.2 (% ) in 2016

In 2016, agricultural land as a share of land area for Italy was 43.2 % . Agricultural land as a share of land area of Italy fell gradually from 69.3 % in 1967 to 43.2 % 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 Italy agricultural land as a share of land area?

Date Value Change, %
2016 43.2 -1.76 %
2015 44.0 -1.65 %
2014 44.7 -3.43 %
2013 46.3 -0.72 %
2012 46.7 -0.89 %
2011 47.1 -3.32 %
2010 48.7 2.47 %
2009 47.5 -3.28 %
2008 49.2 2.08 %
2007 48.1 -0.29 %
2006 48.3 -3.62 %
2005 50.1

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