Micronesia - Agricultural land

Agricultural land (sq. km)

The value for Agricultural land (sq. km) in Micronesia was 220.00 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 16 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 225.00 in 2008 and a minimum value of 220.00 in 2009.

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
1995 225.00
1996 225.00
1997 225.00
1998 225.00
1999 225.00
2000 225.00
2001 225.00
2002 225.00
2003 225.00
2004 225.00
2005 225.00
2006 225.00
2007 225.00
2008 225.00
2009 220.00
2010 220.00
2011 220.00

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land (% of land area) in Micronesia was 31.43 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 32.14 in 2008, while its lowest value was 31.43 in 2009.

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
1995 32.14
1996 32.14
1997 32.14
1998 32.14
1999 32.14
2000 32.14
2001 32.14
2002 32.14
2003 32.14
2004 32.14
2005 32.14
2006 32.14
2007 32.14
2008 32.14
2009 31.43
2010 31.43
2011 31.43

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use