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Rwanda

Rwanda Agriculture Stats

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.
  • Farm machinery > Tractors: Farm 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.
  • 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.
  • Pesticide use: Average pesticide use (kg per ha of cropland 2000). Pesticide use, kilograms per hectare, is calculated by WRI by dividing the total pesticide consumption, measured in kilograms of active ingredients, by the total hectares of arable and permanent cropland
  • 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: Agriculture, value added (% of GDP). 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.
  • 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 AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Agricultural growth 78 1996 126th out of 149
Agricultural machinery > Tractors 56 2003 172nd out of 188
Arable and permanent cropland 1,150 thousand hectares 2000 101st out of 148
Arable land > Hectares 1.2 million hectares 2003 100th out of 198
Farm machinery > Tractors 56 2007 168th out of 186
Farm workers 4 million 2008 31st out of 194
Fertilizer > Consumption > Metric tons 15,299 metric tons 2002 114th out of 166
Fertilizer use 0.3 kg 2000 137th out of 138
Permanent crops 250,000 hectares 2000 70th out of 181
Pesticide use 0.1 kg 2000 40th out of 45
Products coffee, tea, pyrethrum, bananas, beans, sorghum, potatoes; livestock 2010
Tractors 90 2000 139th out of 147
Value added 40.46 2001 10th out of 128
Value added > Current LCU 505884900000 2005
Workers per hectare 3.2 2000 7th out of 148

SOURCES: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001; World Development Indicators database; World Resources Institute; 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.; The World Bank

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