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Benin - Agricultural land area

37,500 (sq. km) in 2016

In 2016, agricultural land area for Benin was 37,500 sq. km. Agricultural land area of Benin increased from 15,920 sq. km in 1967 to 37,500 sq. km in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 1.79 %.

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What is agricultural land area?

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.

What is Benin agricultural land area?

Date Value Change, %
2016 37,500 0.00 %
2015 37,500 0.00 %
2014 37,500 0.00 %
2013 37,500 1.35 %
2012 37,000 4.82 %
2011 35,300 2.62 %
2010 34,400 2.69 %
2009 33,500 -2.76 %
2008 34,450 3.14 %
2007 33,400 0.15 %
2006 33,350 -5.26 %
2005 35,200