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Latin America and Caribbean: Agriculture stats

Definitions

  • Agricultural growth: Index of agricultural production in 1996 - 98 (1989 - 91 = 100)
  • Agricultural land > Sq. km: Agricultural land (sq. km). 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.
  • Agricultural machinery > Tractors > Per capita: 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. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Agriculture, value added > Current US$: Agriculture, value added (current US$), including 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.
  • 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.
  • Arable land > Hectares per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Arable land > Hectares per capita: Arable land (hectares per person). Arable land (hectares per person) 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.
  • Cereal yield > Kg per hectare: Cereal yield, measured as kilograms per hectare of harvested land, includes wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and mixed grains. Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. Cereal crops harvested for hay or harvested green for food, feed, or silage and those used for grazing are excluded."
  • 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.
  • Grains > Rice > Consumption: Figures for 2003/2004
  • Grains > Wheat > Consumption: Figures for 2003/2004
  • Produce > Banana > Production: Metric tons of Bananas produced in 2000.
  • Produce > Crop > Production index: Crop production index shows agricultural production for each year relative to the base period 1999-2001. It includes all crops except fodder crops. Regional and income group aggregates for the FAO's production indexes are calculated from the underlying values in international dollars, normalized to the base period 1999-2001.
  • Produce > Food > Production index: Food production index covers food crops that are considered edible and that contain nutrients. Coffee and tea are excluded because, although edible, they have no nutritive value.
STAT LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN TOTAL LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN AVERAGE DATES
Agricultural growth 118.54
11% more than average
1996
Agricultural land > Sq. km 7.4 million sq. km
14% of surveyed countries
205,442.25 sq. km
20% less than average
2011
Agricultural machinery > Tractors > Per capita 2.3 per 1,000 people
2 times less than average
2003
Agriculture, value added > Current US$ $264.41 billion
11% of surveyed countries
$8.81 billion
2 times less than average
2012
Arable land > Hectares 3.35 million hectares
0% of surveyed countries
1.68 million hectares
7 times less than average
2005
Arable land > Hectares per 1000 72.12 hectares
4 times less than average
2005
Arable land > Hectares per capita 0.17
20% less than average
2011
Cereal yield > Kg per hectare 2,861.54
2% less than average
2008
Cultivable land > Hectares 4.13 million
78% less than average
2007
Farm workers 1.17 million
6 times less than average
2008
Grains > Rice > Consumption 8,100 thousand metric tons
2% of surveyed countries
8,100 thousand metric tons
3 times less than average
2004
Grains > Wheat > Consumption 9,950 thousand metric tons
2% of surveyed countries
9,950 thousand metric tons
2 times less than average
2004
Produce > Banana > Production 21 million metric tonnes
38% of surveyed countries
1.31 million metric tonnes
10% more than average
2000
Produce > Crop > Production index 107.27%
About the same as average
2004
Produce > Food > Production index 106.6%
About the same as average
2004

Citation

"Latin American and Caribbean Agriculture Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Latin-America-and-Caribbean/Agriculture