CAPMAS: Total area of owned agricultural land increased to 10.2M feddans in 2017

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Mon, 13 Aug 2018 - 12:44 GMT

FILE: CAPMAS

FILE: CAPMAS

CAIRO - 13 August 2018: The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said that the total area of owned agricultural land increased by 2.3 percent to 10.2 million feddans in 2017, compared to 10 million feddans in 2015.

The agency said in its bulletin on Monday that the governorates of Lower Egypt in the Nile Delta region ranked first in the total area of agricultural land, which reached 6.1 million feddans in 2017, with a 60 percent increase compared to 2015.

The total area of agricultural land in the Upper Egyptian governorates was estimated at 3.2 million feddans in 2017, with a 31.4 percent increase compared to 2015, it also said.

The total area of arable land reached 9.1 million feddans in 2017, with an increase of 88.9 percent compared to 2015, it added.

The total area of non-arable land was estimated at 1.1 million feddans, with an increase of 11.1 percent compared to 2015.

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