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Table 8 Geographical distribution of land by irrigation type

From: The role of irrigation in determining the global land use impacts of biofuels

Region Area (million hectares) Distribution by irrigation (%) Geographical distribution (%)
  Rainfed Irrigated Total Rainfed Irrigated Total Rainfed Irrigated Total
USA 111.1 21.0 132.0 84.1 15.9 100.0 11.3 7.2 10.3
EU27 104.2 10.8 115.0 90.6 9.4 100.0 10.6 3.7 9.0
Brazil 45.4 3.1 48.5 93.5 6.5 100.0 4.6 1.1 3.8
Canada 34.7 0.6 35.3 98.3 1.7 100.0 3.5 0.2 2.8
Japan 1.8 2.4 4.2 42.0 58.0 100.0 0.2 0.8 0.3
China 88.8 72.1 160.9 55.2 44.8 100.0 9.0 24.6 12.6
India 114.2 68.0 182.2 62.7 37.3 100.0 11.6 23.2 14.3
Central America 19.4 8.2 27.6 70.1 29.9 100.0 2.0 2.8 2.2
South America 43.5 5.1 48.6 89.4 10.6 100.0 4.4 1.8 3.8
East Asia 3.0 2.1 5.0 59.1 40.9 100.0 0.3 0.7 0.4
Malaysia-Indonesia 28.5 7.1 35.6 80.0 20.0 100.0 2.9 2.4 2.8
Rest of Southeast Asia 44.2 16.4 60.6 73.0 27.0 100.0 4.5 5.6 4.7
Rest of South Asia 18.7 27.1 45.8 40.8 59.2 100.0 1.9 9.2 3.6
Russia 72.9 3.6 76.5 95.3 4.7 100.0 7.4 1.2 6.0
E-Europe-RFSU 75.3 13.6 88.9 84.8 15.2 100.0 7.7 4.6 7.0
Other European regions 1.0 0.1 1.1 95.3 4.7 100.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
M-East-N-Africa 21.1 18.9 40.0 52.7 47.3 100.0 2.1 6.5 3.1
Sub-Saharan Africa 131.0 4.9 135.9 96.4 3.6 100.0 13.3 1.7 10.7
Oceania 24.2 8.0 32.1 75.2 24.8 100.0 2.5 2.7 2.5
Total 982.8 293.1 1275.9 77.0 23.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0