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Temporary crops & meadows - Fallow land

(thousand hectares)

Pakistan is the top country by fallow land in the world. As of 2014, fallow land in Pakistan was 14,790 thousand hectares that accounts for 29.49 % of the world's fallow land. The top 5 countries (others are Afghanistan, Turkey, Iran, and Algeria) account for 59.45 % of it. The world's total fallow land was estimated at 50,159 thousand hectares in 2014.

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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).