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Irrigation » Area Equipped for Irrigation - Area equipped for irrigation

(thousand ha)

Brazil is the top country by area equipped for irrigation in the world. As of 2010, area equipped for irrigation in Brazil was 5,400 thousand ha that accounts for 18.94 % of the world's area equipped for irrigation. The top 5 countries (others are Italy, Egypt, Japan, and Ukraine) account for 61.11 % of it. The world's total area equipped for irrigation was estimated at 28,511.84 thousand ha in 2010.

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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.