Botswana - Arable land

Arable land (hectares)

The value for Arable land (hectares) in Botswana was 272,000 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 52 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 420,000 in 1990 and a minimum value of 182,000 in 2007.

Definition: Arable land (in hectares) 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.

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

See also:

Year Value
1961 399,000
1962 399,000
1963 399,000
1964 399,000
1965 400,000
1966 400,000
1967 400,000
1968 400,000
1969 400,000
1970 400,000
1971 400,000
1972 401,000
1973 401,000
1974 401,000
1975 401,000
1976 401,000
1977 401,000
1978 401,000
1979 403,000
1980 403,000
1981 403,000
1982 405,000
1983 405,000
1984 405,000
1985 407,000
1986 407,000
1987 409,000
1988 409,000
1989 414,000
1990 420,000
1991 300,000
1992 250,000
1993 350,000
1994 395,000
1995 345,000
1996 345,000
1997 300,000
1998 230,000
1999 240,000
2000 350,000
2001 200,000
2002 245,000
2003 195,000
2004 226,000
2005 240,000
2006 201,000
2007 182,000
2008 279,000
2009 316,000
2010 259,000
2011 324,000
2012 285,000
2013 272,000

Arable land (hectares per person)

The value for Arable land (hectares per person) in Botswana was 0.125 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 52 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 0.744 in 1961 and a minimum value of 0.094 in 2007.

Definition: Arable land (hectares per person) 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.

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

See also:

Year Value
1961 0.744
1962 0.725
1963 0.707
1964 0.688
1965 0.671
1966 0.653
1967 0.634
1968 0.615
1969 0.596
1970 0.577
1971 0.559
1972 0.542
1973 0.524
1974 0.506
1975 0.488
1976 0.470
1977 0.452
1978 0.434
1979 0.420
1980 0.404
1981 0.390
1982 0.379
1983 0.366
1984 0.354
1985 0.344
1986 0.333
1987 0.324
1988 0.315
1989 0.309
1990 0.304
1991 0.211
1992 0.171
1993 0.233
1994 0.257
1995 0.219
1996 0.214
1997 0.182
1998 0.137
1999 0.140
2000 0.202
2001 0.113
2002 0.137
2003 0.108
2004 0.123
2005 0.129
2006 0.106
2007 0.094
2008 0.142
2009 0.157
2010 0.126
2011 0.155
2012 0.134
2013 0.125

Arable land (% of land area)

Arable land (% of land area) in Botswana was 0.480 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 52 years was 0.741 in 1990, while its lowest value was 0.321 in 2007.

Definition: 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.

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

See also:

Year Value
1961 0.704
1962 0.704
1963 0.704
1964 0.704
1965 0.706
1966 0.706
1967 0.706
1968 0.706
1969 0.706
1970 0.706
1971 0.706
1972 0.708
1973 0.708
1974 0.708
1975 0.708
1976 0.708
1977 0.708
1978 0.708
1979 0.711
1980 0.711
1981 0.711
1982 0.715
1983 0.715
1984 0.715
1985 0.718
1986 0.718
1987 0.722
1988 0.722
1989 0.731
1990 0.741
1991 0.529
1992 0.441
1993 0.618
1994 0.697
1995 0.609
1996 0.609
1997 0.529
1998 0.406
1999 0.423
2000 0.618
2001 0.353
2002 0.432
2003 0.344
2004 0.399
2005 0.423
2006 0.355
2007 0.321
2008 0.492
2009 0.558
2010 0.457
2011 0.572
2012 0.503
2013 0.480

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use