Ethiopia: Percent agricultural land

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 Ethiopia

Percent agricultural land

 Latest value 34.2
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 42.81
 Min - Max 29.33 - 54.07
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Ethiopia from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Ethiopia during that period was 42.81 percent with a minimum of 29.33 percent in 2004 and a maximum of 54.07 percent in 1972. The latest value from 2021 is 34.2 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 193 countries is 38.17 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Ethiopia - Percent agricultural land - recent values

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Ethiopia - Percent agricultural land - historical chart - 1961-2021




The data show what percent of the land in Ethiopia is arable or is used for crops or pasture.
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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Forest area, percent 15.1 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 34.20 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 63.66 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 37.64 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 47.72 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 385,950 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 113.0 2021 index points
 Precipitation 848 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 14.5 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 2,788 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 116.3 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 42.1 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 121.9 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 169,955.0 2021 sq. km
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