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South Africa

South Africa Cultivable land Stats

Definitions

  • % of land area: Cultivable land 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."
  • 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."
  • Hectares per person: Cultivable land (hectares per person) 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."
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
% of land area 11.94% 2007 89th out of 195
Hectares 14.5 million 2007 20th out of 194
Hectares per person 0.3 2007 40th out of 195

SOURCES: Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.

Citation

"South Africa Cultivable land Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/South-Africa/Agriculture/Cultivable-land