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Ethiopia - Agricultural land as a share of land area

36.3 (%) in 2016

In 2016, agricultural land as a share of land area for Ethiopia was 36.3 %. Agricultural land as a share of land area of Ethiopia increased from 30.5 % in 1997 to 36.3 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 0.93 %.

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What is agricultural land as a share of 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 Ethiopia agricultural land as a share of land area?

Date Value Change, %
2016 36.3 0.00 %
2015 36.3 0.00 %
2014 36.3 0.00 %
2013 36.3 -0.63 %
2012 36.5 0.45 %
2011 36.3 1.80 %
2010 35.7 2.00 %
2009 35.0 1.37 %
2008 34.5 -1.61 %
2007 35.1 2.51 %
2006 34.2 1.87 %
2005 33.6

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