Seychelles - Agricultural land

Agricultural land (sq. km)

The value for Agricultural land (sq. km) in Seychelles was 30.00 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 50 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 60.00 in 1987 and a minimum value of 30.00 in 2007.

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 50.00
1962 50.00
1963 50.00
1964 50.00
1965 50.00
1966 50.00
1967 50.00
1968 50.00
1969 50.00
1970 50.00
1971 50.00
1972 50.00
1973 50.00
1974 50.00
1975 50.00
1976 50.00
1977 50.00
1978 50.00
1979 50.00
1980 50.00
1981 50.00
1982 60.00
1983 60.00
1984 60.00
1985 60.00
1986 60.00
1987 60.00
1988 50.00
1989 50.00
1990 40.00
1991 40.00
1992 40.00
1993 40.00
1994 40.00
1995 40.00
1996 40.00
1997 40.00
1998 40.00
1999 40.00
2000 40.00
2001 40.00
2002 40.00
2003 40.00
2004 40.00
2005 40.00
2006 40.00
2007 30.00
2008 30.00
2009 30.00
2010 30.00
2011 30.00

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land (% of land area) in Seychelles was 6.52 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 50 years was 13.04 in 1987, while its lowest value was 6.52 in 2007.

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 10.87
1962 10.87
1963 10.87
1964 10.87
1965 10.87
1966 10.87
1967 10.87
1968 10.87
1969 10.87
1970 10.87
1971 10.87
1972 10.87
1973 10.87
1974 10.87
1975 10.87
1976 10.87
1977 10.87
1978 10.87
1979 10.87
1980 10.87
1981 10.87
1982 13.04
1983 13.04
1984 13.04
1985 13.04
1986 13.04
1987 13.04
1988 10.87
1989 10.87
1990 8.70
1991 8.70
1992 8.70
1993 8.70
1994 8.70
1995 8.70
1996 8.70
1997 8.70
1998 8.70
1999 8.70
2000 8.70
2001 8.70
2002 8.70
2003 8.70
2004 8.70
2005 8.70
2006 8.70
2007 6.52
2008 6.52
2009 6.52
2010 6.52
2011 6.52

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use