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Title
Title:
Forests and Woodland - Percent of Land Area
SubTitle:
Subregional level
Filename:  
sreg_land_forest_percent
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) provides annual statistics, on a world-wide basis, on all important aspects of crop and livestock production. Coverage is provided on land use, irrigation, human population, index numbers of agricultural production, major crops, livestock numbers, livestock products, food supply, and means of production for individual countries, continents, and the world. Agricultural production indices are reported for countries and country groups (continents, regions, subregions, etc., and the world). Separate index series are provided for total and per capita food production, agricultural production, crop production, livestock products, and cereals. Country level crop production data are given, where possible, for: cereals; wheat; rice; coarse grains; barley; maize; rye; oats; millet; sorghum; roots and tubers, total; potatoes; sweet potatoes; cassava; yams; taro; pulses, total; dry beans; dry broad beans; dry peas; chick-peas; lentils; soybeans; groundnuts in shell; castor beans; sunflower seed; rapeseed; sesame seed; linseed; safflower seed; seed cotton; cottonseed; olives; oil; coconuts; copra; tung oil; palm kernels; palm oil; hempseed; total production of vegetables, fruits and berries, and nuts; cabbages; artichokes; tomatoes; cauliflowers; pumpkins, squash and gourds; cucumbers and gherkins; eggplants; green chiles and peppers; dry onions; garlic; green beans; green peas; carrots; watermelons; cantaloupes and other melons; grapes; wine; raisins; dates; sugar cane; sugar beets; centrifugal sugar; noncentrifugal sugar; apples; pears; peaches and nectarines; plums; oranges; tangerines, mandarins, clementines and satsumas; lemons and limes; grapefruit and pomelos; citrus fruit n.e.s.; apricots; avocados; mangoes; pineapples; bananas; plantains; papayas; strawberries; raspberries; currants; almonds; pistachios; hazelnuts (filberts); cashew nuts; chestnuts; walnuts; coffee, green; cocoa beans; tea; hops; tobacco leaves; flax fiber and tow; hemp fiber and tow; jute and jute-like fibers; sisal; cotton (lint); fiber crops n.e.s.; and natural rubber. Livestock statistics for individual countries include, wherever possible and applicable, numbers of horses, mules, asses, cattle, buffaloes, camels, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and turkey. Country level livestock products data include number of slaughterings, average dressed carcass weight, and production of meat from slaughtered animals (within country boundaries, regardless of origin) for production of beef and veal, buffalo meat, mutton and lamb, goat meat, pig meat, horse meat, poultry meat, and total meat. Livestock production figures are also given for production of beef and buffalo meat, mutton and goat meat, and pig meat from indigenous animals. They include the meat equivalent of exported live animals and exclude the meat equivalent of imported live animals. Other livestock products include: cow milk, whole and fresh (with detail on number of milking cows, milk yield, and milk production); buffalo milk; sheep milk; goat milk; cheese, butter and ghee, evaporated and condensed milk; dry whole cow milk; dry skim milk and buttermilk; dry whey; hen eggs; eggs, excluding hen eggs; honey; silk, raw and waste; wool, greasy; wool, scoured; cattle and buffalo hides, fresh; sheepskins, fresh; and goatskins, fresh. Food supply is reported by country, continent, and the world for vegetable products, livestock products, and total foodstuffs as per capita per day quantities of available calories, protein, and fat. Means of production are reported by country, continent, and the world as the number of tractors, harvesters/threshers, and milking machines in use. (Agricultural inputs such as fertilizers, fertilizer use by crop pesticides, and agricultural prices are reported in other publications.) Agricultural production statistics are maintained from 1961. The time reference for statistics on crop area and production is based on the calendar year in which the entire harvest or the bulk of it took place. Livestock numbers are grouped in 12-month periods ending 30 September for the years stated in the statistical tables. With a few exceptions, livestock product accounts are based on the calendar year. For tractors and other agricultural machinery, data refer to the number in use at the end of the year stated or during the first quarter of the following year. The FAO index numbers of agricultural production are based on calendar-year data.
Purpose:
Time series on land use, irrigation, and population are provided for countries, geographic regions, and the world. Land use data include total area, land area (which excludes inland water bodies), arable land, land under permanent crops, permanent meadows and pasture, forests and woodlands, and other land. Data on irrigation relate to areas purposely provided with water, including land irrigated by controlled flooding. Population data include present-in-area (de facto) population, agricultural population, and economically active population, both total and agricultural.
Units:
Percent of Land Area
GEO Theme:
Land
GEO Data Category:   
Land Use
Type:
Data downloads
Subtype:
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Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Annually
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
Forestry
Free Keywords:
Land use, agriculture, forestry, forests and woodland (% of land area), subregional level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
http://apps.fao.org
File Format:
Excel spreadsheet
 
 
 
Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
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Resolution:
Subregion
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
1961-1994
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
Jaap Van Woerden
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Publisher:
UNEP/GRID
Publ. Place:
Geneva
 
 
Publ. Year:
2002
Data Source:
FAOSTAT
Data Provider:
FAO
Copyright:
UNEP/GRID
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020111
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
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Min. Scale:
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Max. Scale
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Data Resol.:
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Data Format:
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Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
Weighted average
Weight factor:
Land Area
Comments:
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of area or % of countries) on an annual basis. The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data".
 
Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
None
Extrapolations:
None
Method:
Other
Comments:
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Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
National and aggregations
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
National and aggregations
Former Czechoslovakia:
National and aggregations
Former Ethiopia:
Aggregations only
Comments:
Pre-1991 relative shares of the 15 republics of the former USSR calculated based on data available after 1991. Pre-1992 relative shares of the Czech Republic and Slovakia of the former Czechoslovakia calculated based on data available after 1992. Pre-1991 relative shares of the 6 republics of the former Yugoslav SFR calculated based on data available after 1991. Pre-1992 relative shares of Eritrea and Ethiopia of the former Ethiopia PDR calculated based on data available after 1992.
 
General comments
Country notes:
Data for Anguilla are included with those of Saint Kitts and Nevis Data for China include those for Taiwan. Data for Saint Helena include those for Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Data for East Timor are included in those of Indonesia. Data for Belgium include those for Luxembourg.
Definitions:
Forests and Woodland: land under natural or planted stands of trees, whether productive or not. This category includes land from which forests have been cleared but that will be reforested in the foreseeable future, but it excludes woodland or forest used only for recreation purposes. The question of shrub land, savannah, etc. raises the same problem as in the category "Permanent meadows and pastures". The Forest and Woodlands reporting was done from an agricultural perspective and handled forests as a side issue. Partly for this reason, the time series was discontinued in mid-1990s as it did not correspond to FAO figures on forest developments.
Comments:
Copyright c 2002 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva. Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).