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Fallow agricultural land refers to arable land not under rotation that is set aside for a period of time ranging from one to five years before it is cultivated again; or land, usually under permanent crops, meadows or pastures, that is not being used for such purposes for a period of at least one year.

Arable land that is normally used for the cultivation of temporary crops, but temporarily used for grazing, is included.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
Fallowing - OECD

Version Indicator: UN

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, March 5, 2003