Swaziland: Arable land, percent of land area

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 Swaziland

Arable land, percent of total land area

 Latest value 10.3
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 9.7
 Min - Max 7.2 - 11.2
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Swaziland from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Swaziland during that period was 9.7 percent with a minimum of 7.2 percent in 1961 and a maximum of 11.2 percent in 1989. The latest value from 2021 is 10.3 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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Recent values chart
Swaziland - Arable land, percent of land area - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Swaziland - 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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 Employment in agriculture 12.41 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 8.59 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 0.41 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 11,950 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 103.4 2021 index points
 Precipitation 788 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 10.3 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 1,432 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 105.1 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 57.8 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 110.6 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 4,987.7 2021 sq. km
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