Field Detail
Theme Agriculture and Forestry
Code AF-NR-3.2
Sub-theme Natural Resources
Name Cultivated land as a proportion of total cultivable or arable land area (%)
Calculation/Formula Total land area currently under cultivation / Total arable land area x 100
Unit of Measure %
Purpose/Rationale Indicator measuring the gap between actual and potential land utilisation and land pressure.
Policy Linkages National development plans.
Preferred Data Sources Agricultural Census and Surveys
Alternative_Data Sources FAO Yearbook (SPREP), SOPAC, National Development Plans
Census - HIES - DHS tag Ag Census
Primary Data Collection System Survey - National Statistics Office
Frequency of Data Collection 5 years
Other agencies countries_ must report to: FAO
SPC Responsibility - Data Management LRD
Notes Required a term that is compatible with international definitions, so “cultivable land” used to replace the commonly understood (but non-FAO) term, “arable land”. Do not use FAO definition of arable land. Arable land = land currently and potentially avai
SPC Programme LRD
Link to SPC Division Plan LRD Objective 1, output 1.1; Objective 2, outputs 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.
Numerator Total land area currently under cultivation
Denominator Total arable land area
Factor x 100
Unit %