Arable Land

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Arable Land

 

agricultural land that is systematically tilled and used for crops. Arable land includes fields for crop rotation (including fallow land), gardens, and land being cleared for cultivation. Arable land made up 30 percent of the world’s agricultural land in 1960 and 32 percent in 1973. The corresponding figures for the USSR were 40.9 percent and 37 percent.

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Prime arable farmland is our heritage and must remain prime arable farmland for future generations.
According to the latest RICS/RAU Rural Land Market Survey H2 2014, the second half of year saw the average cost of arable farmland in the region dip to PS7,500 per acre, down from PS8,000 in 2013.
The area to the west of the A9, and immediately south of Inveralmond Industrial Estate is roughly level and comprised arable farmland bounded on the east by the A9 embankment and to the south by a steep wooded slope.
PRIME arable farmland is set to increase in price, according to figures.
Over the next seven years, 670 hectares of arable farmland will be transformed into a thriving wetland habitat.
It tells you all about the park's history as arable farmland and wetland grazing meadows that are 'bisected by the canalised Plantsbrook'.
The company will also investigate new applications for the technology, including support for other kinds of farmland parcel mapping beyond rice paddies, as well as applications in areas outside of agricultural mutual aid associations, such as for discovering abandoned arable farmland.
Opened in 1995, The Kingfishers project transformed 150 acres of arable farmland into a wildlife reserve for more than 200 species of birds and 300 plant species.
1 billion in 2050, and the amount of arable farmland in the world actually on a downward trend, many commentators such as noted commodities investor Jim Rogers believe farmland investment is the trade of the century.
Arable farmland increased to pounds 16,062 per hectare (from pounds 15,444), while pasture farmland stabilised at a high of pounds 13,591.
Saudi Arabia has been able to transform huge expanses of desert into arable farmland through heavy investments into agricultural and irrigation products and technologies," said Khalid Daou, project manager of Saudi Agriculture at Riyadh Exhibitions Company.
There's no possibility arable farmland will be allocated for this purpose," he insisted.