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Area equipped for irrigation

(thousand ha)

Ethiopia is the top country by area equipped for irrigation in the world. As of 2015, area equipped for irrigation in Ethiopia was 858.3 thousand ha that accounts for 65.26 % of the world's area equipped for irrigation. The top 3 countries (others are Albania, and Jordan) account for 100.00 % of it. The world's total area equipped for irrigation was estimated at 1,315.1 thousand ha in 2015.

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What is area equipped for irrigation?

Area equipped to provide water (via irrigation) to crops. It includes areas equipped for full/partial control irrigation, equipped lowland areas, and areas equipped for spate irrigation.