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Malawi - Agricultural land as a share of land area

61.4 (%) in 2015

In 2015, agricultural land as a share of land area for Malawi was 61.4 %. Agricultural land as a share of land area of Malawi increased from 38.7 % in 1966 to 61.4 % in 2015 growing at an average annual rate of 0.97 %.

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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 Malawi agricultural land as a share of land area?

Date Value Change, %
2015 61.4 0.00 %
2014 61.4 0.00 %
2013 61.4 0.96 %
2012 60.8 2.69 %
2011 59.2 -1.76 %
2010 60.3 3.65 %
2009 58.2 0.92 %
2008 57.6 9.03 %
2007 52.9 -5.68 %
2006 56.1 2.03 %
2005 54.9 4.02 %
2004 52.8