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Lesotho - Agricultural land as a share of land area

77.6 (%) in 2016

In 2016, agricultural land as a share of land area for Lesotho was 77.6 %. Though Lesotho agricultural land as a share of land area fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 1967 - 2016 period ending at 77.6 % in 2016.

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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 Lesotho agricultural land as a share of land area?

Date Value Change, %
2016 77.6 5.98 %
2015 73.3 -2.34 %
2014 75.0 1.12 %
2013 74.2 -1.45 %
2012 75.3 -1.15 %
2011 76.2 -0.60 %
2010 76.6 -0.56 %
2009 77.0 -0.97 %
2008 77.8 1.42 %
2007 76.7 0.95 %
2006 76.0 -0.86 %
2005 76.6