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Country vs country: Malaysia and Somalia compared: Agriculture

Definitions

  • Agricultural growth: Index of agricultural production in 1996 - 98 (1989 - 91 = 100)
  • Agricultural machinery > Tractors: Agricultural machinery refers to the number of wheel and crawler tractors (excluding garden tractors) in use in agriculture at the end of the calendar year specified or during the first quarter of the following year.
  • Arable and permanent cropland: Arable and permanent cropland 2000.
  • Arable land > Hectares: Arable land (in hectares) 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.
  • Cotton > Exports: Exports of cotton 2003/2004
  • Cotton use: Domestic use of cotton 2003/2004
  • Cultivable land > Hectares: Cultivable land (in hectares) includes land defined by the Food and Agriculture Organisation 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."
  • Farm workers: Agricultural employment shows the number of agricultural workers in the agricultural sector.
  • Fertilizer > Consumption > Metric tons: Fertilizer consumption measures the quantity of plant nutrients used per unit of arable land. Fertilizer products cover nitrogenous, potash, and phosphate fertilizers (including ground rock phosphate). Traditional nutrients--animal and plant manures--are not included. The time reference for fertilizer consumption is the crop year (July through June).
  • Fertilizer use: Average fertilizer use (kg per ha of cropland 2000). Fertilizer use, kilograms per hectare, is calculated by WRI by dividing the total fertilizer consumption, measured in kilograms of plant nutrient, by the total hectares of arable and permanent cropland. The measure of fertilizer consumption is an aggregate of nitrogenous, phosphate and potash fertilizers. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) collects data on fertilizer use through surveys distributed to participating governments. In addition, the Ad Hoc Working Party on Fertilizer Statistics works to improve geographic coverage of the data. Hectares of arable and permanent cropland are determined through a variety of means, including self-reporting from governments and FAO estimation methods.
  • Permanent crops: Permanent crops in 2000.
  • Products: Major agricultural crops and products
  • Tractors: Number of tractors 2000. Number of tractors in use refers to the total number of wheeled and crawler tractors used in agriculture. Garden tractors are excluded.
  • Value added > Current LCU: Agriculture corresponds to ISIC divisions 1-5 and includes forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as cultivation of crops and livestock production. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current local currency.
  • Workers per hectare: Workers per hectare of cropland 2000. Agricultural labor intensity, number of workers per hectare shows the labor input intensity of agricultural systems. It is calculated by WRI by dividing the number of agricultural workers by the number of hectares of arable and permanent cropland. Values vary widely among countries according to labor scarcity, production technologies, costs of energy and machinery, etc.
STAT Malaysia Somalia HISTORY
Agricultural growth 118
Ranked 53th.
0.0
Ranked 148th.

Agricultural machinery > Tractors 43,300
Ranked 59th. 25 times more than Somalia
1,700
Ranked 124th.

Arable and permanent cropland 7,605 thousand hectares
Ranked 32nd. 7 times more than Somalia
1,067 thousand hectares
Ranked 103th.

Arable land > Hectares 1.8 million hectares
Ranked 87th. 72% more than Somalia
1.04 million hectares
Ranked 106th.

Cotton > Exports 1 thousand bales
Ranked 66th.
0.0
Ranked 87th.

Cotton use 250 thousand bales
Ranked 33th. 21 times more than Somalia
12 thousand bales
Ranked 90th.

Cultivable land > Hectares 1.8 million
Ranked 84th. 80% more than Somalia
1,000,000
Ranked 101st.

Farm workers 1.64 million
Ranked 56th.
2.36 million
Ranked 50th. 44% more than Malaysia

Fertilizer > Consumption > Metric tons 1.23 million metric tons
Ranked 24th. 2460 times more than Somalia
500 metric tons
Ranked 157th.

Fertilizer use 187.8 kg
Ranked 18th. 376 times more than Somalia
0.5 kg
Ranked 133th.

Permanent crops 5.79 million hectares
Ranked 5th. 241 times more than Somalia
24,000 hectares
Ranked 134th.

Products Peninsular Malaysia - rubber, palm oil, cocoa, rice; Sabah - subsistence crops, coconuts, rice; rubber, timber; Sarawak - rubber, timber; pepper bananas, sorghum, corn, coconuts, rice, sugarcane, mangoes, sesame seeds, beans; cattle, sheep, goats; fish

Tractors 43,300
Ranked 55th. 24 times more than Somalia
1,840
Ranked 116th.

Value added > Current LCU 42904000000 1090990000000

Workers per hectare 0.2
Ranked 111th.
2.5
Ranked 13th. 13 times more than Malaysia

SOURCES: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001; World Development Indicators database; World Resources Institute; United States Department of Agriculture; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; Food and Agriculture Organisation, Production Yearbook and data files.; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2000; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 25 March 2010.

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