Madagascar: Forest area, percent

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Forest area, percent of total land area

 Latest value 21.3
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 22.1
 Min - Max 21.3 - 23.5
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Madagascar from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Madagascar during that period was 22.1 percent with a minimum of 21.3 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 23.5 percent in 1990. The latest value from 2021 is 21.3 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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Madagascar - Forest area, percent - recent values

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Madagascar - 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.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Forest area, percent 21.3 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 70.29 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 73.90 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 21.89 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 3.35 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 408,950 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 105.5 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,513 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 5.2 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 2,675 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 103.8 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 3.3 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 92.7 2021 index points
 Forest area, 124,166.0 2021 sq. km
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