Burundi - Agricultural land

Agricultural land (sq. km)

The value for Agricultural land (sq. km) in Burundi was 22,200 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 50 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 23,410 in 2002 and a minimum value of 15,750 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.

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Year Value
1961 15,750
1962 15,900
1963 16,040
1964 16,050
1965 16,240
1966 16,210
1967 16,660
1968 16,760
1969 18,970
1970 18,800
1971 18,990
1972 19,060
1973 20,000
1974 20,300
1975 20,600
1976 20,950
1977 21,430
1978 21,450
1979 21,500
1980 21,500
1981 21,500
1982 21,500
1983 21,500
1984 21,500
1985 21,500
1986 21,600
1987 21,500
1988 21,450
1989 21,300
1990 21,250
1991 21,250
1992 21,350
1993 21,350
1994 21,350
1995 21,450
1996 21,500
1997 21,600
1998 22,560
1999 22,570
2000 22,700
2001 23,070
2002 23,410
2003 23,300
2004 23,350
2005 22,860
2006 22,600
2007 22,200
2008 22,300
2009 21,500
2010 22,700
2011 22,200

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land (% of land area) in Burundi was 86.45 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 50 years was 91.16 in 2002, while its lowest value was 61.33 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 61.33
1962 61.92
1963 62.46
1964 62.50
1965 63.24
1966 63.12
1967 64.88
1968 65.26
1969 73.87
1970 73.21
1971 73.95
1972 74.22
1973 77.88
1974 79.05
1975 80.22
1976 81.58
1977 83.45
1978 83.53
1979 83.72
1980 83.72
1981 83.72
1982 83.72
1983 83.72
1984 83.72
1985 83.72
1986 84.11
1987 83.72
1988 83.53
1989 82.94
1990 82.75
1991 82.75
1992 83.14
1993 83.14
1994 83.14
1995 83.53
1996 83.72
1997 84.11
1998 87.85
1999 87.89
2000 88.40
2001 89.84
2002 91.16
2003 90.73
2004 90.93
2005 89.02
2006 88.01
2007 86.45
2008 86.84
2009 83.72
2010 88.40
2011 86.45

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use