Senegal: Arable land, percent of land area

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 Senegal

Arable land, percent of total land area

 Latest value 19.9
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 16.7
 Min - Max 13.9 - 19.9
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Senegal from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Senegal during that period was 16.7 percent with a minimum of 13.9 percent in 1998 and a maximum of 19.9 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 19.9 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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Recent values chart
Senegal - Arable land, percent of land area - Recent values chart

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Senegal - 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 41.7 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 49.40 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 21.61 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 15.49 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 4.29 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 95,110 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 195.2 2021 index points
 Precipitation 686 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 19.9 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 1,864 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 177.7 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 8.8 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 132.0 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 80,281.6 2021 sq. km
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