This dataset contains indicators on various aspects of land use (e.g. agricultural land; arable land; land use; etc.) as provided by the Statistics Division of FAO.
FAO - Land Use
Indicators in this dataset
Arable land (1'000 Ha) is the land under temporary agricultural crops (multiple-cropped areas are counted only once), temporary meadows for mowing or pasture, land under market and kitchen gardens and land temporarily fallow (less than five years). The abandoned land resulting from shifting cultivation is not included in this category. Data for "Arable land" are not meant to indicate the amount of land that is potentially cultivable.
It measures the area (1'000 Ha) covered by forest. The forest is aa portion of land bigger than half a hectare with trees higher than 5 meters and a tree canopy cover of more than 10 %, or with trees that will be able to meet these criteria. It does not include land that is predominantly under agricultural or urban land use.
Permanent crops (1'000 Ha) - land cultivated with long-term crops which do not have to be replanted for several years (such as cocoa and coffee); land under trees and shrubs producing flowers, such as roses and jasmine; and nurseries (except those for forest trees, which should be classified under "forest")