Nigeria Arable Land 1961-2021

Arable land (in hectares) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • Nigeria arable land for 2016 was 34,000,000, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Nigeria arable land for 2015 was 34,000,000, a 0% increase from 2014.
  • Nigeria arable land for 2014 was 34,000,000, a 0% increase from 2013.
  • Nigeria arable land for 2013 was 34,000,000, a 2.86% decline from 2012.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Hectares
India 156,463,000
Nigeria 34,000,000
Ukraine 32,776,000
Pakistan 31,040,000
Indonesia 23,500,000
Sudan 19,823,160
Myanmar 10,908,000
Morocco 8,130,000
Bangladesh 7,764,210
Vietnam 6,998,000
Cameroon 6,200,000
Kenya 5,800,000
Philippines 5,590,000
Angola 4,900,000
Ghana 4,700,000
Bolivia 4,453,000
Uzbekistan 4,400,000
Zambia 3,800,000
Cambodia 3,800,000
Tunisia 2,900,000
Egypt 2,786,770
Moldova 1,827,300
Lao PDR 1,525,000
Nicaragua 1,504,000
Sri Lanka 1,300,000
Kyrgyz Republic 1,288,000
Honduras 1,020,000
El Salvador 737,000
Mongolia 567,200
Congo, Rep. 550,000
Mauritania 450,000
Lesotho 352,000
Georgia 344,000
Papua New Guinea 300,000
Eswatini 175,000
Timor-Leste 155,000
Bhutan 100,000
West Bank and Gaza 50,820
Cabo Verde 50,000
Vanuatu 20,000
Solomon Islands 20,000
Sao Tome and Principe 8,700
Kiribati 2,000
Micronesia 2,000
Djibouti 2,000
Nigeria Arable Land - Historical Data
Year Hectares Per Capita Percent
2016 34,000,000 0.18 37.33%
2015 34,000,000 0.19 37.33%
2014 34,000,000 0.19 37.33%
2013 34,000,000 0.20 37.33%
2012 35,000,000 0.21 38.43%
2011 34,000,000 0.21 37.33%
2010 33,000,000 0.21 36.23%
2009 32,000,000 0.21 35.14%
2008 36,000,000 0.24 39.53%
2007 37,000,000 0.25 40.63%
2006 36,800,000 0.26 40.41%
2005 36,000,000 0.26 39.53%
2004 35,000,000 0.26 38.43%
2003 35,000,000 0.27 38.43%
2002 34,000,000 0.26 37.33%
2001 33,000,000 0.26 36.23%
2000 35,000,000 0.29 38.43%
1999 35,000,000 0.29 38.43%
1998 34,000,000 0.29 37.33%
1997 33,200,000 0.29 36.45%
1996 33,100,000 0.30 36.34%
1995 32,900,000 0.30 36.12%
1994 31,000,000 0.29 34.04%
1993 30,100,000 0.29 33.05%
1992 30,100,000 0.30 33.05%
1991 30,000,000 0.31 32.94%
1990 28,174,000 0.30 30.93%
1989 28,088,000 0.30 30.84%
1988 28,112,000 0.31 30.87%
1987 27,882,000 0.32 30.61%
1986 27,860,000 0.32 30.59%
1985 23,000,000 0.28 25.25%
1984 21,000,000 0.26 23.06%
1983 17,505,000 0.22 19.22%
1982 17,432,000 0.23 19.14%
1981 16,466,000 0.22 18.08%
1980 19,603,000 0.27 21.52%
1979 17,716,000 0.25 19.45%
1978 18,855,000 0.27 20.70%
1977 20,611,000 0.31 22.63%
1976 26,000,000 0.40 28.55%
1975 26,000,000 0.41 28.55%
1974 27,000,000 0.44 29.65%
1973 31,150,000 0.52 34.20%
1972 26,000,000 0.44 28.55%
1971 30,327,561 0.53 33.30%
1970 31,880,471 0.57 35.00%
1969 34,714,031 0.63 38.12%
1968 29,171,949 0.55 32.03%
1967 29,212,869 0.56 32.07%
1966 27,105,990 0.53 29.76%
1965 29,570,131 0.59 32.47%
1964 27,471,070 0.56 30.16%
1963 26,516,910 0.55 29.11%
1962 24,400,000 0.52 26.79%
1961 23,676,510 0.51 26.00%