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Arable land as a share of land area

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In 2016, arable land as a share of land area in Bhutan was 2.6 %. In the ranking by arable land as a share of land area including 190 countries, Bhutan has the 116th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Benin and the Cabo Verde. Compared to Australia which at the top of the ranking with arable land as a share of land area of 6 % in 2016, Bhutan has 56.21 % percent lower arable land as a share of land area.

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What is arable land as a share of land area?

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.