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Definition: Fallow agricultural land


Arable land not under rotation that is set at rest 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, which is not being used for that purpose for a period of at least one year.  Arable land which is normally used for the cultivation of temporary crops, but which is temporarily used for grazing is included.
Joint OECD/Eurostat Questionnaire 2002 on the State of the Environment