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India is the top country by fallow land in the world. As of 2016, fallow land in India was 24,848 thousand hectares that accounts for 38.79 % of the world's fallow land. The top 5 countries (others are Afghanistan, Turkey, Iran, and Iraq) account for 62.77 % of it. The world's total fallow land was estimated at 64,052 thousand hectares in 2016.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
Fallow land (temporary) is the cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons. The maximum idle period is usually less than five years. Land remaining fallow for two long may acquire characteristics requiring to be reclassified, such as "permanent meadows and pastures" (if used for grazing), "forest or wooded land" (if overgrown with trees), or "other land" (if it becomes wasteland).