Statistics about Farms in Africa

African Farms Statistics

African farm statistics reveal that as many as 0.88 million hectares of land comes under organic farming. Around 39 countries of Africa are involved in organic farming. Statistics about farms in Africa help us in knowing in about the overall farm development in the country which otherwise would not be possible.

It is primarily the organic farming which is basically practised in Africa. As many as 39 countries of Africa are employed in organic farming.

Area under farms in Africa

As much as 0.88 million hectares of land has been given the certificate of organic farming in Africa and there are as many as 470,000 farms in Africa. Uganda manages the largest number of farms in Africa. Uganda is having as much as 212,304 hectares of land under farms. On the other hand, Madagascar is having as much as 20,000 hectares of land under farms.

The largest organic areas are of the countries like Tunisia, South Africa, Tanzania apart from Uganda. As much as 8.2 million hectares of the land has been certified as ‘forests’ and ‘wild harvested areas’ in Africa. The countries where the wild collection areas are the largest includes Zambia, Sudan, Kenya, and Uganda.

Development of organic farming in Africa

There has also been noted that organic production is taking place in a number of areas without any certification also and hence correct information is not available. In the informal sector too the organic production takes place on a large scale.

With regard to the area under agriculture, Sao Tome along with Prince is having as much as 5.02% of the land share while Ethiopia is having as much as 0.28% of the share.

The number of farmers who are managing the farms in Africa are as many as 175,266 farmers. The total land area under organic farming is 417,000 hectares.

As much as 9.5 million hectares of land has been certified as bee keeping areas. Of the total area, as much as 5.1 million hectares is in Zambia, 3.0 million hectares is in Namibia.

The organic products have been growing in a large number in a number of countries like South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania.

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