Barbados: Arable land, percent of land area

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 Barbados

Arable land, percent of total land area

 Latest value 16.3
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 32.8
 Min - Max 16.3 - 37.2
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Barbados from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Barbados during that period was 32.8 percent with a minimum of 16.3 percent in 2016 and a maximum of 37.2 percent in 1961. The latest value from 2021 is 16.3 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 192 countries is 14.3 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Barbados - Arable land, percent of land area - recent values

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Barbados - Arable land, percent of land area - historical chart - 1961-2021




Definition: 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.


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 Forest area, percent 14.7 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 23.26 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 2.81 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 1.45 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 0.08 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 100 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 87.6 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,422 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 16.3 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 2,823 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 88.8 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 37.2 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 89.2 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 63.0 2021 sq. km
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