St. Lucia - Agricultural land

Agricultural land (sq. km)

The value for Agricultural land (sq. km) in St. Lucia was 106.00 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 54 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 218.00 in 1985 and a minimum value of 99.00 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 170.00
1962 170.00
1963 180.00
1964 180.00
1965 180.00
1966 180.00
1967 190.00
1968 190.00
1969 190.00
1970 190.00
1971 200.00
1972 200.00
1973 200.00
1974 199.00
1975 200.00
1976 200.00
1977 200.00
1978 200.00
1979 202.00
1980 205.00
1981 208.00
1982 210.00
1983 212.00
1984 215.00
1985 218.00
1986 212.00
1987 210.00
1988 210.00
1989 210.00
1990 209.00
1991 198.00
1992 197.00
1993 197.00
1994 195.00
1995 180.00
1996 174.00
1997 170.00
1998 155.00
1999 154.00
2000 142.00
2001 139.00
2002 131.00
2003 124.00
2004 111.00
2005 109.00
2006 101.00
2007 99.00
2008 101.00
2009 106.00
2010 106.00
2011 106.00
2012 106.00
2013 106.00
2014 106.00
2015 106.00

Agricultural land (% of land area)

Agricultural land (% of land area) in St. Lucia was 17.38 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 54 years was 35.74 in 1985, while its lowest value was 16.23 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 27.87
1962 27.87
1963 29.51
1964 29.51
1965 29.51
1966 29.51
1967 31.15
1968 31.15
1969 31.15
1970 31.15
1971 32.79
1972 32.79
1973 32.79
1974 32.62
1975 32.79
1976 32.79
1977 32.79
1978 32.79
1979 33.11
1980 33.61
1981 34.10
1982 34.43
1983 34.75
1984 35.25
1985 35.74
1986 34.75
1987 34.43
1988 34.43
1989 34.43
1990 34.26
1991 32.46
1992 32.30
1993 32.30
1994 31.97
1995 29.51
1996 28.52
1997 27.87
1998 25.41
1999 25.25
2000 23.28
2001 22.79
2002 21.48
2003 20.33
2004 18.20
2005 17.87
2006 16.56
2007 16.23
2008 16.56
2009 17.38
2010 17.38
2011 17.38
2012 17.38
2013 17.38
2014 17.38
2015 17.38

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Land use