Lesotho: Forest area, percent

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 Lesotho

Forest area, percent of total land area

 Latest value 1.1
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 1.1
 Min - Max 1.1 - 1.1
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 1.1 percent with a minimum of 1.1 percent in 1990 and a maximum of 1.1 percent in 1990. The latest value from 2021 is 1.1 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 194 countries is 31.8 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Lesotho - Forest area, percent - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Lesotho - Forest area, percent - historical chart - 1990-2021




Definition: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens.

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 Percent agricultural land 80.14 2021 percent
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 GDP share of agriculture 6.24 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 0.13 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 24,330 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 107.6 2022 index points
 Precipitation 788 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 14.1 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 729 2022 kg per hectar
 Food production index 98.7 2022 index points
 Fertilizer use 8.3 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 93.8 2022 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 345.2 2021 sq. km
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