Niger - Agricultural land

Agricultural land (sq. km)

The value for Agricultural land (sq. km) in Niger was 456,820 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 54 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 456,820 in 2015 and a minimum value of 297,800 in 1974.

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
1961 315,000
1962 315,000
1963 315,000
1964 315,000
1965 315,000
1966 315,000
1967 315,000
1968 321,770
1969 321,760
1970 312,000
1971 312,300
1972 311,770
1973 308,140
1974 297,800
1975 297,800
1976 297,800
1977 297,800
1978 297,800
1979 299,580
1980 307,200
1981 302,800
1982 303,600
1983 310,100
1984 307,800
1985 307,800
1986 312,800
1987 310,120
1988 313,000
1989 314,050
1990 330,470
1991 341,050
1992 350,000
1993 350,000
1994 350,000
1995 360,000
1996 360,000
1997 360,000
1998 360,000
1999 370,000
2000 370,000
2001 380,000
2002 380,000
2003 384,120
2004 384,720
2005 429,650
2006 429,890
2007 437,820
2008 437,820
2009 437,820
2010 439,820
2011 444,820
2012 447,820
2013 456,820
2014 456,820
2015 456,820

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land (% of land area) in Niger was 36.06 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 54 years was 36.06 in 2015, while its lowest value was 23.51 in 1974.

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 24.87
1962 24.87
1963 24.87
1964 24.87
1965 24.87
1966 24.87
1967 24.87
1968 25.40
1969 25.40
1970 24.63
1971 24.65
1972 24.61
1973 24.33
1974 23.51
1975 23.51
1976 23.51
1977 23.51
1978 23.51
1979 23.65
1980 24.25
1981 23.90
1982 23.97
1983 24.48
1984 24.30
1985 24.30
1986 24.69
1987 24.48
1988 24.71
1989 24.79
1990 26.09
1991 26.92
1992 27.63
1993 27.63
1994 27.63
1995 28.42
1996 28.42
1997 28.42
1998 28.42
1999 29.21
2000 29.21
2001 30.00
2002 30.00
2003 30.32
2004 30.37
2005 33.92
2006 33.94
2007 34.56
2008 34.56
2009 34.56
2010 34.72
2011 35.12
2012 35.35
2013 36.06
2014 36.06
2015 36.06

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use