Thursday, May 22, 2014

Permanent pasture land

Pasture refers to land in farms used for pasturing livestock, except for forage obtained from the aftermath of corps or by pasturing growing crops for short periods of time.

Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.

Worldwide permanent pasture is estimated to cover 69% of agricultural cultivated area. The rest is annual crops (29%) and permanent crops like orchards and vineyards (2%).

According to FAO estimated, permanent pasture was around 34 million km square worldwide. Only a few countries regularly report data on permanent pasture, as this category is difficult to assess because it includes wild land used for pasture.
Permanent pasture land

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