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Table 4 LU-LC changes of the study area for the year 1973, 1986 and 2015

From: The implications of land use and land cover changes for rural household food insecurity in the Northeastern highlands of Ethiopia: the case of the Teleyayen sub-watershed

LU-LC class 1973 1986 2015 Rate of changes in hectare
Area in ha % Area in ha % Area in ha % 1973–1986 1986–2015 1973–2015
Water body 764.5 5.0 499.2 3.3 488.7 3.2 −265.3 −10.5 −275.8
Forest land 583.5 3.8 520.0 3.4 31.5 0.2 −63.5 −488.5 −552.0
Shrub land 4317 28.4 4083.5 26.8 3789.1 24.9 −233.5 −294.4 −527.9
Grass land 3583.8 23.6 3230.3 21.3 2394.1 15.8 −353.5 −836.2 −1189.7
Crop land 5853.8 38.6 6694.5 44.1 8265.2 54.4 +840.7 +1570.7 +2411.4
Bare land 77.0 0.5 130.4 0.9 148.1 1.0 +53.4 +17.7 +71.1
Built-up area 0 0 36.8 0.2 78.0 0.5 +21.7 +41.2 +62.9
Total 15,194.7 100.0 15,194.7 100.0 15,194.7 100.0