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Temporary meadows and pastures

(thousand hectares)

Canada is the top country by temporary meadows and pastures in the world. As of 2016, temporary meadows and pastures in Canada was 5,081 thousand hectares that accounts for 17.33 % of the world's temporary meadows and pastures. The top 5 countries (others are Argentina, France, Germany, and Italy) account for 60.12 % of it. The world's total temporary meadows and pastures was estimated at 29,314 thousand hectares in 2016.

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What is temporary meadows and pastures?

Temporary meadows and pastures is the land temporarily cultivated with herbaceous forage crops for mowing or pasture. A period of less than five years is used to differentiate between temporary and permanent meadows.