São Tomé and Principe - Arable land

Arable land (hectares)

The value for Arable land (hectares) in São Tomé and Principe was 8,700 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 50 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 9,000 in 2009 and a minimum value of 1,000 in 1961.

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 1,000
1962 1,000
1963 1,000
1964 1,000
1965 1,000
1966 1,000
1967 1,000
1968 1,000
1969 1,000
1970 1,000
1971 1,000
1972 1,000
1973 1,000
1974 1,000
1975 1,000
1976 1,000
1977 1,000
1978 1,000
1979 1,000
1980 1,000
1981 1,000
1982 1,000
1983 1,000
1984 1,000
1985 2,000
1986 2,000
1987 2,000
1988 2,000
1989 2,000
1990 2,000
1991 2,000
1992 2,000
1993 2,000
1994 3,000
1995 4,000
1996 4,000
1997 5,000
1998 5,000
1999 6,000
2000 6,000
2001 7,000
2002 7,000
2003 8,000
2004 8,000
2005 8,000
2006 8,000
2007 8,500
2008 9,000
2009 9,000
2010 8,500
2011 8,700

Arable land (hectares per person)

The value for Arable land (hectares per person) in São Tomé and Principe was 0.05 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 50 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 0.06 in 2008 and a minimum value of 0.01 in 1984.

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 0.02
1962 0.02
1963 0.02
1964 0.02
1965 0.02
1966 0.02
1967 0.01
1968 0.01
1969 0.01
1970 0.01
1971 0.01
1972 0.01
1973 0.01
1974 0.01
1975 0.01
1976 0.01
1977 0.01
1978 0.01
1979 0.01
1980 0.01
1981 0.01
1982 0.01
1983 0.01
1984 0.01
1985 0.02
1986 0.02
1987 0.02
1988 0.02
1989 0.02
1990 0.02
1991 0.02
1992 0.02
1993 0.02
1994 0.02
1995 0.03
1996 0.03
1997 0.04
1998 0.04
1999 0.04
2000 0.04
2001 0.05
2002 0.05
2003 0.05
2004 0.05
2005 0.05
2006 0.05
2007 0.05
2008 0.06
2009 0.06
2010 0.05
2011 0.05

Arable land (% of land area)

Arable land (% of land area) in São Tomé and Principe was 9.06 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 50 years was 9.38 in 2009, while its lowest value was 1.04 in 1961.

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 1.04
1962 1.04
1963 1.04
1964 1.04
1965 1.04
1966 1.04
1967 1.04
1968 1.04
1969 1.04
1970 1.04
1971 1.04
1972 1.04
1973 1.04
1974 1.04
1975 1.04
1976 1.04
1977 1.04
1978 1.04
1979 1.04
1980 1.04
1981 1.04
1982 1.04
1983 1.04
1984 1.04
1985 2.08
1986 2.08
1987 2.08
1988 2.08
1989 2.08
1990 2.08
1991 2.08
1992 2.08
1993 2.08
1994 3.13
1995 4.17
1996 4.17
1997 5.21
1998 5.21
1999 6.25
2000 6.25
2001 7.29
2002 7.29
2003 8.33
2004 8.33
2005 8.33
2006 8.33
2007 8.85
2008 9.38
2009 9.38
2010 8.85
2011 9.06

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use