Burundi - Agricultural land

Agricultural land (sq. km)

The value for Agricultural land (sq. km) in Burundi was 19,330 as of 2012. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 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 21,200
1979 21,000
1980 20,880
1981 20,750
1982 20,600
1983 20,600
1984 20,600
1985 20,600
1986 20,820
1987 20,920
1988 21,050
1989 21,050
1990 21,100
1991 21,100
1992 21,200
1993 21,230
1994 20,730
1995 20,370
1996 19,930
1997 19,520
1998 19,130
1999 18,870
2000 18,670
2001 18,510
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
2012 19,330

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land (% of land area) in Burundi was 75.27 as of 2012. Its highest value over the past 51 years was 83.45 in 1977, 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 82.55
1979 81.78
1980 81.31
1981 80.80
1982 80.22
1983 80.22
1984 80.22
1985 80.22
1986 81.07
1987 81.46
1988 81.97
1989 81.97
1990 82.17
1991 82.17
1992 82.55
1993 82.67
1994 80.72
1995 79.32
1996 77.61
1997 76.01
1998 74.49
1999 73.48
2000 72.70
2001 72.08
2002 71.42
2003 71.38
2004 71.96
2005 70.83
2006 69.43
2007 67.48
2008 69.43
2009 71.38
2010 71.38
2011 73.33
2012 75.27

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use