American Samoa - Agricultural land

Agricultural land (sq. km)

The value for Agricultural land (sq. km) in American Samoa was 49.00 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 50 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 50.00 in 2006 and a minimum value of 30.00 in 1961.

Definition: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

See also:

Year Value
1961 30.00
1962 30.00
1963 30.00
1964 30.00
1965 30.00
1966 30.00
1967 30.00
1968 30.00
1969 30.00
1970 30.00
1971 30.00
1972 30.00
1973 30.00
1974 30.00
1975 30.00
1976 30.00
1977 30.00
1978 30.00
1979 30.00
1980 30.00
1981 30.00
1982 30.00
1983 30.00
1984 30.00
1985 30.00
1986 30.00
1987 30.00
1988 30.00
1989 30.00
1990 30.00
1991 30.00
1992 32.00
1993 32.00
1994 32.00
1995 35.00
1996 40.00
1997 40.00
1998 47.90
1999 47.90
2000 48.00
2001 45.00
2002 45.00
2003 50.00
2004 50.00
2005 50.00
2006 50.00
2007 48.00
2008 48.00
2009 49.00
2010 49.00
2011 49.00

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land (% of land area) in American Samoa was 24.50 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 50 years was 25.00 in 2006, while its lowest value was 15.00 in 1961.

Definition: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

See also:

Year Value
1961 15.00
1962 15.00
1963 15.00
1964 15.00
1965 15.00
1966 15.00
1967 15.00
1968 15.00
1969 15.00
1970 15.00
1971 15.00
1972 15.00
1973 15.00
1974 15.00
1975 15.00
1976 15.00
1977 15.00
1978 15.00
1979 15.00
1980 15.00
1981 15.00
1982 15.00
1983 15.00
1984 15.00
1985 15.00
1986 15.00
1987 15.00
1988 15.00
1989 15.00
1990 15.00
1991 15.00
1992 16.00
1993 16.00
1994 16.00
1995 17.50
1996 20.00
1997 20.00
1998 23.95
1999 23.95
2000 24.00
2001 22.50
2002 22.50
2003 25.00
2004 25.00
2005 25.00
2006 25.00
2007 24.00
2008 24.00
2009 24.50
2010 24.50
2011 24.50

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use