Senegal - Agricultural land

Agricultural land (sq. km)

The value for Agricultural land (sq. km) in Senegal was 89,180 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 52 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 95,380 in 2009 and a minimum value of 83,900 in 1998.

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 86,470
1962 86,470
1963 87,470
1964 87,470
1965 88,470
1966 88,470
1967 89,470
1968 91,170
1969 89,030
1970 88,640
1971 89,460
1972 89,460
1973 89,960
1974 90,460
1975 90,460
1976 90,450
1977 88,440
1978 88,430
1979 88,420
1980 88,410
1981 88,400
1982 88,390
1983 88,380
1984 88,370
1985 88,360
1986 88,340
1987 88,320
1988 88,300
1989 88,270
1990 88,690
1991 87,090
1992 87,800
1993 88,180
1994 89,150
1995 88,150
1996 89,070
1997 86,280
1998 83,900
1999 91,120
2000 90,270
2001 87,990
2002 87,500
2003 86,320
2004 86,870
2005 87,760
2006 84,880
2007 85,530
2008 93,250
2009 95,380
2010 95,080
2011 90,150
2012 90,150
2013 89,180

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land (% of land area) in Senegal was 46.32 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 52 years was 49.54 in 2009, while its lowest value was 43.58 in 1998.

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 44.91
1962 44.91
1963 45.43
1964 45.43
1965 45.95
1966 45.95
1967 46.47
1968 47.35
1969 46.24
1970 46.04
1971 46.47
1972 46.47
1973 46.73
1974 46.98
1975 46.98
1976 46.98
1977 45.94
1978 45.93
1979 45.93
1980 45.92
1981 45.91
1982 45.91
1983 45.90
1984 45.90
1985 45.89
1986 45.88
1987 45.87
1988 45.86
1989 45.85
1990 46.07
1991 45.23
1992 45.60
1993 45.80
1994 46.30
1995 45.79
1996 46.26
1997 44.81
1998 43.58
1999 47.33
2000 46.89
2001 45.70
2002 45.45
2003 44.83
2004 45.12
2005 45.58
2006 44.09
2007 44.42
2008 48.43
2009 49.54
2010 49.38
2011 46.82
2012 46.82
2013 46.32

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use