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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Geography > Agricultural land > % of land area

DEFINITION: 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Burundi 89.37% 2007
2 Nigeria 86.19% 2007
3 South Africa 81.83% 2007
4 The Gambia 81.3% 2007
5 Comoros 80.65% 2007
6 Rwanda 78.03% 2007
7 Swaziland 78.02% 2007
8 Lesotho 75.91% 2007
9 Eritrea 74.67% 2007
10 Djibouti 73.4% 2007
11 Madagascar 70.23% 2007
12 Somalia 70.18% 2007
13 Togo 66.74% 2007
14 Ghana 65.26% 2007
15 Uganda 65% 2007
16 Cote d'Ivoire 63.52% 2007
17 Mozambique 62.06% 2007
18 Sao Tome and Principe 59.38% 2007
19 Guinea-Bissau 57.97% 2007
20 Sudan 57.56% 2007
21 Guinea 55.23% 2007
22 Malawi 52.83% 2007
23 Mauritius 49.75% 2007
24 Kenya 47.44% 2007
25 Namibia 47.13% 2007
26 Angola 46.19% 2007
27 Botswana 45.62% 2007
28 Senegal 44.86% 2007
29 Sierra Leone 44.4% 2007
30 Burkina Faso 41.15% 2007
31 Zimbabwe 39.94% 2007
32 Chad 39.18% 2007
33 Tanzania 38.61% 2007
34 Mauritania 38.53% 2007
35 Ethiopia 35.08% 2007
36 Zambia 34.42% 2007
37 Niger 34.35% 2007
38 Mali 32.47% 2007
39 Benin 31.82% 2007
40 Liberia 26.99% 2007
41 Gabon 20.03% 2007
42 Cameroon 19.38% 2007
43 Cape Verde 19.35% 2007
44 Seychelles 13.04% 2007
45 Equatorial Guinea 11.55% 2007
46 Democratic Republic of the Congo 9.99% 2007
47 Central African Republic 8.35% 2007

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Agricultural land > % of land area. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Geography/Agricultural-land/%-of-land-area

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