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 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 52 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
2012 8,700
2013 8,700

Arable land (hectares per person)

The value for Arable land (hectares per person) in São Tomé and Principe was 0.048 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 52 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 0.055 in 2008 and a minimum value of 0.010 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 0.015
1962 0.016
1963 0.016
1964 0.016
1965 0.015
1966 0.015
1967 0.015
1968 0.014
1969 0.014
1970 0.013
1971 0.013
1972 0.013
1973 0.013
1974 0.012
1975 0.012
1976 0.012
1977 0.011
1978 0.011
1979 0.011
1980 0.011
1981 0.010
1982 0.010
1983 0.010
1984 0.010
1985 0.019
1986 0.019
1987 0.019
1988 0.018
1989 0.018
1990 0.018
1991 0.017
1992 0.017
1993 0.017
1994 0.024
1995 0.032
1996 0.031
1997 0.038
1998 0.038
1999 0.045
2000 0.044
2001 0.050
2002 0.049
2003 0.055
2004 0.053
2005 0.052
2006 0.051
2007 0.053
2008 0.055
2009 0.054
2010 0.050
2011 0.050
2012 0.049
2013 0.048

Arable land (% of land area)

Arable land (% of land area) in São Tomé and Principe was 9.06 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 52 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
2012 9.06
2013 9.06

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use