Botswana - Arable land

Arable land (hectares)

The value for Arable land (hectares) in Botswana was 259,000 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 50 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 225,000
2005 240,000
2006 201,000
2007 182,000
2008 279,000
2009 316,000
2010 259,000
2011 259,000

Arable land (hectares per person)

The value for Arable land (hectares per person) in Botswana was 0.13 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 50 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 0.74 in 1961 and a minimum value of 0.09 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 0.74
1962 0.73
1963 0.71
1964 0.69
1965 0.67
1966 0.65
1967 0.63
1968 0.61
1969 0.60
1970 0.58
1971 0.56
1972 0.54
1973 0.52
1974 0.51
1975 0.49
1976 0.47
1977 0.45
1978 0.43
1979 0.42
1980 0.40
1981 0.39
1982 0.38
1983 0.37
1984 0.35
1985 0.34
1986 0.33
1987 0.32
1988 0.31
1989 0.31
1990 0.30
1991 0.21
1992 0.17
1993 0.23
1994 0.26
1995 0.22
1996 0.21
1997 0.18
1998 0.14
1999 0.14
2000 0.20
2001 0.11
2002 0.14
2003 0.11
2004 0.12
2005 0.13
2006 0.11
2007 0.09
2008 0.14
2009 0.16
2010 0.13
2011 0.13

Arable land (% of land area)

Arable land (% of land area) in Botswana was 0.46 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 50 years was 0.74 in 1990, while its lowest value was 0.32 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 0.70
1962 0.70
1963 0.70
1964 0.70
1965 0.71
1966 0.71
1967 0.71
1968 0.71
1969 0.71
1970 0.71
1971 0.71
1972 0.71
1973 0.71
1974 0.71
1975 0.71
1976 0.71
1977 0.71
1978 0.71
1979 0.71
1980 0.71
1981 0.71
1982 0.71
1983 0.71
1984 0.71
1985 0.72
1986 0.72
1987 0.72
1988 0.72
1989 0.73
1990 0.74
1991 0.53
1992 0.44
1993 0.62
1994 0.70
1995 0.61
1996 0.61
1997 0.53
1998 0.41
1999 0.42
2000 0.62
2001 0.35
2002 0.43
2003 0.34
2004 0.40
2005 0.42
2006 0.35
2007 0.32
2008 0.49
2009 0.56
2010 0.46
2011 0.46

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use