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Land under cereal production

(hectares)

India is the top country by land under cereal production in the world. As of 2016, land under cereal production in India was 98.5 million hectares that accounts for 13.72 % of the world's land under cereal production. The top 5 countries (others are China, the United States of America, Russian Federation, and Brazil) account for 44.28 % of it. The world's total land under cereal production was estimated at 717 million hectares in 2016.

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What is land under cereal production?

Land under cereal production refers to harvested area, although some countries report only sown or cultivated area. Cereals include wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and mixed grains. Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food, feed, or silage and those used for grazing are excluded.