Trinidad and Tobago - Agricultural land

Agricultural land (sq. km)

The value for Agricultural land (sq. km) in Trinidad and Tobago was 540.00 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 50 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 1,110.00 in 1974 and a minimum value of 540.00 in 2005.

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 970.00
1962 970.00
1963 980.00
1964 980.00
1965 980.00
1966 980.00
1967 980.00
1968 980.00
1969 980.00
1970 980.00
1971 1,010.00
1972 1,010.00
1973 1,100.00
1974 1,110.00
1975 1,060.00
1976 1,060.00
1977 1,060.00
1978 1,060.00
1979 1,060.00
1980 1,010.00
1981 950.00
1982 880.00
1983 740.00
1984 740.00
1985 710.00
1986 710.00
1987 710.00
1988 720.00
1989 720.00
1990 770.00
1991 810.00
1992 810.00
1993 810.00
1994 810.00
1995 760.00
1996 760.00
1997 710.00
1998 660.00
1999 670.00
2000 670.00
2001 600.00
2002 600.00
2003 600.00
2004 550.00
2005 540.00
2006 540.00
2007 540.00
2008 540.00
2009 540.00
2010 540.00
2011 540.00

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land (% of land area) in Trinidad and Tobago was 10.53 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 50 years was 21.64 in 1974, while its lowest value was 10.53 in 2005.

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 18.91
1962 18.91
1963 19.10
1964 19.10
1965 19.10
1966 19.10
1967 19.10
1968 19.10
1969 19.10
1970 19.10
1971 19.69
1972 19.69
1973 21.44
1974 21.64
1975 20.66
1976 20.66
1977 20.66
1978 20.66
1979 20.66
1980 19.69
1981 18.52
1982 17.15
1983 14.42
1984 14.42
1985 13.84
1986 13.84
1987 13.84
1988 14.04
1989 14.04
1990 15.01
1991 15.79
1992 15.79
1993 15.79
1994 15.79
1995 14.81
1996 14.81
1997 13.84
1998 12.87
1999 13.06
2000 13.06
2001 11.70
2002 11.70
2003 11.70
2004 10.72
2005 10.53
2006 10.53
2007 10.53
2008 10.53
2009 10.53
2010 10.53
2011 10.53

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use