Selected Indicators of Food and
Agriculture Development in
Asia-Pacific Region




Table of Contents

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1. Land use in 2002
2. Agricultural land
3. Agricultural population
4. Agricultural land and population


5. Irrigation
6. Irrigated land as proportion of agricultural land
7. Mineral fertilizers: consumption
8. Mineral fertilizers: consumption per ha of agricultural land
9. Agricultural tractors: number in use


10. Agricultural production indices
11. Food production indices


A. Cereals

12. Rice paddy: production
13. Rice paddy: yield
14. Rice paddy: area harvested
15. Wheat: production
16. Wheat: yield
17. Wheat: area harvested
18. Maize: production
19. Maize: yield
20. Maize: area harvested
21. Millet: production
22. Millet: yield
23. Millet: area harvested
24. Cereals: production
25. Cereals: yield
26. Cereals: area harvested

B. Root Crops

27. Cassava: production
28. Cassava: yield
29. Cassava: area harvested
30. Sweet potatoes: production
31. Sweet potatoes: yield
32. Sweet potatoes: area harvested
33. Potatoes: production
34. Potatoes: yield
35. Potatoes: area harvested
36. Taro: production
37. Taro: yield
38. Taro: area harvested
39. Roots and tubers: production
40. Roots and tubers: yield
41. Roots and tubers: area harvested

C. Pulses

42. Pulses: production
43. Pulses: yield
44. Pulses: area harvested


45. Groundnuts in shell: production
46. Groundnuts in shell: yield
47. Groundnuts in shell: area harvested
48. Soybean: production
49. Soybean: yield
50. Soybean: area harvested
51. Coconut: production
52. Palm oil: production
53. Oil crops (oil equivalent): production


54. Fruit total (excluding melon): production
55. Bananas: production
56. Citrus fruit total: production
57. Mangoes: production
58. Vegetables total (incl. melons): production
59. Cabbages: production
60. Cabbages: yield
61. Cabbages: area harvested
62. Tomatoes: production
63. Tomatoes: yield
64. Tomatoes: area harvested
65. Onions (dry): production
66. Onions (dry): yield
67. Onions (dry): area harvested


68. Jute and jute-like fibres: production
69. Jute and jute-like fibres: yield
70. Jute and jute-like fibres: area harvested
71. Seed cotton: production
72. Seed cotton: yield
73. Seed cotton: area harvested
74. Raw silk: production (including waste)


75. Natural rubber: production
76. Sugar cane: production
77. Sugar cane: yield
78. Sugar cane: area harvested
79. Coffee (green): production
80. Coffee (green): yield
81. Coffee (green): area harvested
82. Tea: production
83. Tea: yield
84. Tea: area harvested
85. Cocoa bean: production
86. Cocoa bean: yield
87. Cocoa bean: area harvested
88. Chillies and peppers: production
89. Chillies and peppers: yield
90. Chillies and peppers: area harvested


91. Livestock production indices: total 1999-2001 = 100, net livestock products
92. Livestock production indices: per caput 1999-2001 = 100, net livestock products
93. Cattle: population
94. Buffalo: population
95. Pig: population
96. Sheep: population
97. Goat: population
98. Chicken: population
99. Duck: population
100. Meat total: production
101. Beef and veal: production
102. Buffalo meat: production
103. Pig meat: production
104. Mutton and lamb: production
105. Goat meat: production
106. Poultry meat: production
107. Milk total: production
108. Cow milk: production
109. Buffalo milk: production
110. Hen eggs: production


111. Agricultural products: imports in value
112. Agricultural products: exports in value
113. Cereals: imports in volume
114. Cereals: exports in volume
115. Rice: imports in volume
116. Rice: exports in volume
117. Wheat + flour wheat equiv.: imports in volume
118. Wheat + flour wheat equiv.: exports in volume
119. Palm oil: imports in volume
120. Palm oil: exports in volume
121. Natural Rubber: imports in volume
122. Natural Rubber: exports in volume
123. Coffee (green + roast): imports in volume
124. Coffee (green + roast): exports in volume
125. Tea: imports in volume
126. Tea: exports in volume
127. Cotton lint: imports in volume
128. Cotton lint: exports in volume
129. Jute: imports in volume
130. Jute: exports in volume
131. Silk: imports in volume
132. Silk: Exports in Volume


133. Inland capture fisheries: production
134. Marine capture fisheries: production
135. Total capture fisheries: production
136. Aquaculture: production
137. Fish and fish products: imports and exports in volume
138. Fish and fish products: imports and exports in value


139. Roundwood: production
140. Fuelwood and charcoal: production
141. Industrial roundwood: production
142. Sawlogs and veneer logs: production
143. Sawnwood and sleepers: production
144. Wood-based panels: production
145. Wood pulp: production
146. Paper and paperboard: production
147. Forestry products: imports in value
148. Forestry products: exports in value


149. Per caput dietary-energy supply (DES) and proportion of population with DES below minimum energy requirement, 1990-1992, 1995-1997 and 2000-2002
150. Daily per capita energy availability from major food groups: vegetable and animal products
151. Daily per capita energy availability from major food groups: cereals, rootcrops and pulses
152. Daily per capita energy availability from major food groups: treenuts, oilcrops, fruits and vegetables
153. Daily per capita energy availability from major food groups: sugar & sweeteners, alcoholic beverages, vegetable oil and animal fat
154. Availability from major food groups as percentage of total dietary energy supply: vegetable and animal products
155. Availability from major food groups as percentage of total dietary energy supply: cereals, rootcrops and pulses
156. Availability from major food groups as percentage of total dietary energy supply: treenuts, oilcrops, fruits and vegetables
157. Availability from major food groups as percentage of total dietary energy supply: sugar, alcoholic beverage, vegetable oil and animal fats
158. Desirable dietary patterns (DDP)
159. Percentage of protein and fats from animal sources in total dietary energy supply
160. Yearly per capita availability in kilogrammes from major food groups, 2002
161. Some population indicators affecting nutritional status


162. Number and area of agricultural holdings
163. Organic farming in Asia and the Pacific
164. Population and agricultural labour force
165. Growth of GDP and Agricultural GDP
166. Agriculture’s share in GDP, growth rate of value added in agriculture and industry
167. GNI per caput, its growth, inflation, and ODA receipts
168. Food consumption, food imports and food aid


Developing Countries

Southeast Asia
South Asia
Central Asia
Other Asia
Pacific Islands

Developed Countries