Arable Land

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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