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Table 1 Land use/land cover changes in Ethiopia (2001–2009)

From: Natural resource degradation tendencies in Ethiopia: a review

Land use or land cover Years Percent change (%)
2001 (million ha) 2009 (million ha)
Cropland 8.51 11.30 32.7
Forest 5.49 4.07 − 25.9
Grassland 28.50 25.50 − 10.5
Shrub lands 41.80 44.60 6.7
Woodland 22.40 22.00 − 1.8
Urban 0.07 0.07 0.1
Barren 5.65 4.96 − 12.2
Water 0.64 0.59 − 7.8
Total 113.06 113.08  
  1. Source: Gebreslassie et al. (2016)