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Agriculture and Environment Statistics Division
Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka.
  Crops and livestock in land holdings below 40 perches (0.10 hectares)
 
 

All holdings not falling into the category of “Estates” were defined as small holdings. Basically, they are the holdings below 20 acres in extent. This sector comprised with two groups as follows.

(a). Holdings reporting extent less than 40 perches (0.10 Hectares) of land having agricultural produce mainly for home consumption.

The information pertaining to this group were restricted to the listing sheet known as “AC. 1” in the Census of Agriculture and their characteristics were recorded as ‘number of trees/bushes/creepers’ or livestock numbers, since these land synonymous with home-gardens. Following two statistical tables depict the information relevant to this sector.

(b). Holdings reporting extent more than 40 perches or producing agricultural output mainly for sale irrespective of extent of land.

Detailed type of information was collected from these holdings through the schedule known as “AC. 2”. They are appeared in the next section.

Table 1: Crops in Land Holdings below 40 perches - by District
District
Number of Scattered Trees/Creepers/Bushes
Coconut
King Coconut
Coffee
Pepper
Cashew
Cloves
Arecanut
Mango
Orange
Lime
Jak
Plantain
Papaya
1.Colombo
305,164
142,520
45,021
52,513
4,978
9,446
83,738
104,420
16,411
32,811
91,804
295,619
118,068
2.Gampaha
802,442
176,091
161,957
128,602
40,142
26,049
151,741
210,642
32,178
74,307
185,837
617,875
225,417
3.Kalutara
357,197
109,918
73,209
61,202
6,001
12,327
121,429
84,229
14,177
30,903
119,150
357,149
169,732
4.Kandy
156,325
29,391
206,719
211,938
8,200
71,249
145,931
67,873
21,239
26,556
131,928
224,907
60,852
5.Matale
49,361
7,606
33,904
56,701
5,100
6,502
24,574
19,243
8,841
10,041
29,055
52,893
13,775
6.Nuwara Eliya
15,170
2,072
53,616
35,025
1,303
6,980
22,884
12,746
7,794
7,418
24,685
44,956
8,909
7.Galle
284,461
61,628
31,584
41,862
5,680
10,814
86,923
57,478
14,855
24,145
80,590
260,726
85,913
8.Matara
202,297
43,729
41,794
55,389
11,891
11,216
74,136
50,270
11,366
21,690
63,871
173,318
47,900
9.Hambantota
105,009
13,398
9,649
17,741
12,243
648
9,780
25,699
10,971
25,318
20,343
51,968
28,149
10.Jaffna
215,688
26,331
-
-
-
-
21,260
47,696
7,718
20,926
19,842
128,798
19,164
11.Killinochchi
10,617
378
-
-
444
-
530
3,269
1,149
1,250
1,344
17,941
2,191
12.Mannar
34,556
3,360
-
-
247
-
-
2,706
863
1,863
570
30,182
14,434
13.Vavuniya
22,661
4,220
-
-
287
-
4,524
6,480
3,407
5,078
5,841
42,133
8,397
14.Mullaitivu
10,774
458
-
-
286
-
2,990
2,471
1,369
1,919
2,366
20,330
4,942
15.Batticaloa
286,667
32,242
-
-
17,889
-
12,203
61,749
13,003
8,949
12,847
184,879
16,408
16.Ampara
235,704
37,110
818
451
6,372
59
29,008
56,004
15,359
17,486
19,904
160,182
18,905
17.Trincomalee
99,679
11,002
199
120
1,662
463
4,742
28,194
14,455
20,948
18,616
91,050
11,835
18.Kurunegala
378,598
42,096
68,637
62,442
41,955
7,622
61,505
84,845
30,243
55,795
71,092
222,504
79,479
19.Puttalam
285,700
30,639
19,154
2,886
15,671
566
10,424
48,546
23,748
21,159
26,831
135,939
50,755
20.Anuradhapura
83,809
20,507
864
392
11,531
201
5,115
33,527
22,430
26,299
23,275
66,545
20,692
21.Polonnaruwa
52,232
8,267
419
507
4,272
76
2,805
17,596
11,426
10,908
13,669
40,116
7,733
22.Badulla
30,872
6,276
51,885
43,220
3,153
3,103
57,420
36,420
26,317
30,579
72,934
79,402
24,867
23.Moneragala
20,656
4,272
5,259
10,335
2,999
209
6,031
10,905
4,619
12,417
8,400
30,429
6,158
24.Ratnapura
171,278
33,944
51,113
88,219
9,206
13,255
131,163
40,945
14,366
28,536
67,498
175,809
40,084
25.Kegalle
247,294
44,073
142,065
147,442
16,971
62,198
178,314
55,354
16,191
25,647
103,241
271,783
55,715
Sri Lanka
4,464,211
891,528
997,866
1,016,987
228,483
242,983
1,249,170
1,169,307
344,495
542,948
1,215,533
3,777,433
1,140,474
 
Table 2: Livestock in Land Holdings below 40 perches - by District
District
Number of Livestock
Neat Cattle
Buffaloes
Goats/Sheep
Swine
Chicken
Duck/Turkey
1.Colombo
3,159
822
988
464
22,517
999
2.Gampaha
7,453
1,245
3,576
5,006
106,282
3,370
3.Kalutara
3,494
735
3,173
502
31,250
1,558
4.Kandy
3,238
556
4,068
-
29,353
929
5.Matale
1,884
538
1,524
212
9,436
246
6.Nuwara Eliya
1,116
237
337
70
3,262
59
7.Galle
2,967
508
1,404
71
11,236
-
8.Matara
2,283
258
1,652
-
10,115
208
9.Hambantota
1,555
337
678
7
4,894
344
10.Jaffna
15,695
-
39,008
-
212,323
1,152
11.Killinochchi
2,966
187
4,466
-
23,607
223
12.Mannar
2,852
324
3,302
-
45,522
673
13.Vavuniya
2,772
124
1,780
-
20,049
265
14.Mullaitivu
2,292
86
2,962
-
40,218
166
15.Batticaloa
11,530
857
10,584
-
105,763
536
16.Ampara
7,569
917
5,034
326
138,719
1,343
17.Trincomalee
10,721
779
4,981
142
105,884
840
18.Kurunegala
13,049
3,488
4,020
1,709
58,035
1,334
19.Puttalam
5,613
259
6,372
8,245
102,273
3,609
20.Anuradhapura
2,608
309
1,548
342
14,275
755
21.Polonnaruwa
1,608
246
789
90
6,677
315
22.Badulla
5,114
807
3,598
-
23,972
99
23.Moneragala
1,866
138
833
-
5,277
-
24.Ratnapura
1,580
754
640
47
5,697
384
25.Kegalle
2,197
1,294
2,095
340
22,794
723
Sri Lanka
117,181
15,805
109,412
17,573
1,159,430
20,130
Table 3: Number of Land Holdings, Homegardens and their Extent in Holdings below 40 perches - by District
Extent in Acres
District
Land Holdings
Homegardens
Number
Extent
Number
Extent
1. Colombo
143,495
15,395
138,580
14,810
2. Gampaha
245,819
31,648
244,890
31,234
3. Kalutara
122,692
15,336
122,059
14,830
4. Kandy
88,723
13,375
82,653
11,545
5. Matale
21,154
3,454
20,656
3,296
6. Nuwara Eliya
17,768
2,107
11,479
1,151
7. Galle
85,243
11,312
82,523
10,523
8. Matara
61,073
8,355
60,387
8,014
9. Hambantota
26,309
4,920
26,116
4,862
10. Jaffna
66,526
9,941
66,406
9,872
11. Kilinochchi
4,174
839
3,559
682
12. Mannar
9,478
1,054
9,465
1,051
13. Vavuniya
8,649
1,344
6,426
979
14. Mullaitivu
6,349
994
4,177
657
15. Batticaloa
78,897
9,585
78,824
9,552
16. Ampara
67,778
8,201
67,380
7,771
17. Trincomalee
33,333
4,690
32,297
4,156
18. Kurunegala
90,104
15,138
87,448
14,134
19. Puttalam
65,515
9,479
60,663
8,425
20. Anuradhapura
26,351
4,491
23,099
3,740
21. Polonnaruwa
12,319
2,238
10,732
1,914
22. Badulla
38,733
5,789
36,200
5,155
23. Moneragala
8,603
1,584
8,334
1,410
24. Ratnapura
56,617
8,498
56,142
7,932
25. Kegalle
77,202
12,415
75,130
11,299
Sri Lanka
1,462,904
202,182
1,415,625
188,994


 
Agriculture and Environment Statistics Division
Department of Census and Statistics, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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