Switzerland - Arable land

395 (thousand hectares) in 2021

In 2021, arable land for Switzerland was 395 thousand hectares. Between 1995 and 2021, arable land in Switzerland was decreasing on average by 0.21% each year, although before that, it grew from 363 thousand hectares in 1973 to 422 thousand hectares in 1995.

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What is arable land?

Arable land is the land under temporary agricultural crops (multiple-cropped areas are counted only once), temporary meadows for mowing or pasture, land under market and kitchen gardens and land temporarily fallow (less than five years). The abandoned land resulting from shifting cultivation is not included in this category. Data for “Arable land” are not meant to indicate the amount of land that is potentially cultivable.

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