Lesotho Arable Land 1961-2021

Arable land (in hectares) 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.
  • Lesotho arable land for 2016 was 352,000, a 60.73% increase from 2015.
  • Lesotho arable land for 2015 was 219,000, a 19.57% decline from 2014.
  • Lesotho arable land for 2014 was 272,300, a 9.75% increase from 2013.
  • Lesotho arable land for 2013 was 248,100, a 11.8% decline from 2012.
Data Source: World Bank

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Kyrgyz Republic 1,288,000
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El Salvador 737,000
Mongolia 567,200
Congo, Rep. 550,000
Mauritania 450,000
Lesotho 352,000
Georgia 344,000
Papua New Guinea 300,000
Eswatini 175,000
Timor-Leste 155,000
Bhutan 100,000
West Bank and Gaza 50,820
Cabo Verde 50,000
Vanuatu 20,000
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Djibouti 2,000
Lesotho Arable Land - Historical Data
Year Hectares Per Capita Percent
2016 352,000 0.17 11.59%
2015 219,000 0.11 7.21%
2014 272,300 0.13 8.97%
2013 248,100 0.12 8.17%
2012 281,300 0.14 9.27%
2011 308,000 0.15 10.14%
2010 322,000 0.16 10.61%
2009 335,000 0.17 11.03%
2008 358,000 0.18 11.79%
2007 325,000 0.16 10.70%
2006 303,000 0.15 9.98%
2005 323,000 0.16 10.64%
2004 310,000 0.15 10.21%
2003 300,000 0.15 9.88%
2002 300,000 0.15 9.88%
2001 330,000 0.16 10.87%
2000 330,000 0.16 10.87%
1999 325,000 0.16 10.70%
1998 325,000 0.16 10.70%
1997 325,000 0.17 10.70%
1996 322,000 0.17 10.61%
1995 320,000 0.17 10.54%
1994 325,000 0.17 10.70%
1993 330,000 0.18 10.87%
1992 332,000 0.19 10.94%
1991 319,000 0.18 10.51%
1990 317,000 0.19 10.44%
1989 301,000 0.18 9.91%
1988 339,000 0.21 11.17%
1987 326,000 0.20 10.74%
1986 287,000 0.18 9.45%
1985 304,000 0.20 10.01%
1984 297,000 0.20 9.78%
1983 283,000 0.19 9.32%
1982 288,000 0.20 9.49%
1981 298,000 0.22 9.82%
1980 292,000 0.22 9.62%
1979 305,000 0.23 10.05%
1978 289,000 0.23 9.52%
1977 288,000 0.23 9.49%
1976 355,000 0.30 11.69%
1975 372,000 0.32 12.25%
1974 355,000 0.31 11.69%
1973 355,000 0.32 11.69%
1972 355,000 0.33 11.69%
1971 360,000 0.34 11.86%
1970 368,000 0.36 12.12%
1969 365,000 0.36 12.02%
1968 365,000 0.37 12.02%
1967 360,000 0.37 11.86%
1966 360,000 0.38 11.86%
1965 355,000 0.38 11.69%
1964 355,000 0.39 11.69%
1963 353,000 0.40 11.63%
1962 353,000 0.41 11.63%
1961 358,000 0.42 11.79%