Belgium - Agricultural land

Agricultural land (sq. km)

The value for Agricultural land (sq. km) in Belgium was 13,280 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 15 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 13,922 in 2003 and a minimum value of 13,280 in 2015.

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.

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Year Value
2000 13,896
2001 13,868
2002 13,891
2003 13,922
2004 13,913
2005 13,830
2006 13,800
2007 13,669
2008 13,653
2009 13,636
2010 13,557
2011 13,357
2012 13,320
2013 13,365
2014 13,313
2015 13,280

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land (% of land area) in Belgium was 43.86 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 15 years was 45.98 in 2003, while its lowest value was 43.86 in 2015.

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
2000 45.89
2001 45.80
2002 45.88
2003 45.98
2004 45.95
2005 45.67
2006 45.57
2007 45.14
2008 45.09
2009 45.03
2010 44.77
2011 44.11
2012 43.99
2013 44.14
2014 43.97
2015 43.86

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use