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Interesting Facts About African Agriculture

Teach everything you know 54 Interesting Facts About African Agriculture

54 Interesting Facts About African Agriculture





Agriculture is at the heart of Africa


Urbanization, higher food prices, displacement, conflict, and climatic changes are profoundly altering the environment in Africa’s agriculture.


Reaping crops in Algeria
Reaping crops in Algeria




Africa’s top 20 most important Agriculture Products


Agriculture Products
Number of African countries dependence
Livestock
41
Corn (Maize)
35
Cassava
28
Cotton
27
Coffee
25
Rice
23
Peanuts
21
Bananas
20
Sorghum
19
Fish
17
Sugarcane
16
Cocoa
15
Millet
15
Non-root Vegetables
15
Beans
13
Palm Kernels and Oil
13
Timber
12
Wheat
11
Sweet Potatoes
10
Tea Leaves
10


Agriculture is at the heart of Africa
Growing crops in Uganda

An ordered listing of major African crops and products starting with the most important.

African Country                      Most Important Agriculture Products
Algeria
Wheat, barley, oats, wine and table grapes, olives, citrus, fruits, livestock

Angola
Bananas, sugarcane, coffee, sisal, corn, cotton, cassava, tobacco, vegetables, plantains, livestock, forest products, fish

Benin
Cotton, corn, cassava, yams, beans, palm oil, peanuts, cashews, livestock

Botswana
Livestock, sorghum, corn, millet, beans, cut flowers, groundnuts

Burkina Faso
Cotton, peanuts, shea nuts, sesame, sorghum, millet, corn, rice, livestock

Burundi
Coffee, cotton, tea, corn, beans, sorghum, sweet potatoes, bananas, cassava, beef, milk, animal hides

Cabo Verde
Bananas, corn, beans, sweet potatoes, sugarcane, coffee, peanuts, fish

Cameroon
Coffee, cocoa, cotton, rubber, bananas, oilseed, grains, cassava, livestock, timber
The Central African Republic
Cotton, coffee, tobacco, cassava, yams, millet, corn, bananas, timber

Chad
Cotton, sorghum, millet, peanuts, sesame, corn, rice, potatoes, onions, cassava, livestock
Côte d'Ivoire
Coffee, cocoa beans, bananas, palm kernels, corn, rice, cassava, sweet potatoes, sugar, cotton, rubber, timber

Democratic Republic of Congo
Coffee, sugar, palm oil, rubber, tea, cotton, cocoa, cassava, bananas, plantains, peanuts, corn, fruits, wood products
Djibouti
Fruits, vegetables, livestock, animal hides
Egypt
Cotton, rice, corn, wheat, beans, fruits, vegetables, water buffalo, livestock

Equatorial Guinea
Coffee, cocoa, rice, yams, cassava, bananas, palm oil, livestock, timber
Eritrea
Sorghum, lentils, vegetables, corn, cotton, tobacco, sisal, livestock, fish

Eswatini (formally Swaziland)
Sugarcane, corn, cotton, citrus, pineapples, livestock

Ethiopia
Cereals, coffee, oilseed, cotton, sugarcane, vegetables, khat, cut flowers, animal hides, livestock, fish
Gabon
Cocoa, coffee, sugar, palm oil, rubber, livestock, timber, fish

Gambia, The
Rice, millet, sorghum, peanuts, corn, sesame, cassava, palm kernels, livestock
Ghana
Cocoa, rice, cassava, peanuts, corn, shea nuts, bananas, timber

Guinea
Rice, coffee, pineapples, mangoes, palm kernels, cocoa, cassava, bananas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, livestock, timber
Guinea-Bissau
Rice, corn, beans, cassava, cashew nuts, peanuts, palm kernels, cotton, timber, fish
Kenya
Tea, coffee, corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruit, vegetables, cut flowers, dairy products, livestock, fish, eggs

Lesotho
Corn, wheat, pulses, sorghum, barley, livestock

Liberia
Rubber, coffee, cocoa, rice, cassava, palm oil, sugarcane, bananas, livestock, timber
Libya
Wheat, barley, olives, dates, citrus, vegetables, peanuts, soybeans, livestock

Madagascar
Coffee, vanilla, sugarcane, cloves, cocoa, rice, cassava, beans, bananas, peanuts, livestock
Malawi
Tobacco, sugarcane, tea, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava, sorghum, pulses, cotton, groundnuts, macadamia nuts, coffee, livestock
Mali
Cotton, millet, rice, corn, vegetables, peanuts, livestock

Mauritania
Dates, millet, sorghum, rice, corn, livestock
Mauritius
Sugarcane, tea, corn, potatoes, bananas, pulses, livestock, fish

Morocco
Barley, wheat, citrus fruits, grapes, vegetables, olives, livestock, wine

Mozambique
Cotton, cashew nuts, sugarcane, tea, cassava, corn, coconuts, sisal, citrus and tropical fruits, potatoes, cut flowers, livestock
Namibia
Millet, sorghum, peanuts, wine and table grapes, livestock, fish

Niger
Cowpeas, cotton, peanuts, millet, sorghum, cassava, rice, livestock, camels, donkeys, horses
Nigeria
Cocoa, peanuts, cotton, palm oil, corn, rice, sorghum, millet, cassava, yams, rubber, livestock, timber, fish
Republic of the Congo
Cassava, sugar, rice, corn, peanuts, vegetables, coffee, cocoa, forest products
Rwanda
Coffee, tea, pyrethrum insecticide, bananas, beans, sorghum, potatoes, livestock
Sao Tome and Principe
Cocoa, coconuts, palm kernels, coconut products, cinnamon, pepper, coffee, bananas, papayas, beans, poultry, fish

Senegal
Peanuts, millet, corn, sorghum, rice, cotton, vegetables, livestock, fish
Seychelles
Coconuts, cinnamon, vanilla, sweet potatoes, cassava, coconut products, bananas, fish

Sierra Leone
Rice, coffee, cocoa, palm kernels, palm oil, peanuts, cashews, livestock, fish
Somalia
Bananas, sorghum, corn, coconuts, rice, sugarcane, mangoes, sesame seeds, beans, livestock, fish
South Africa
Corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables, livestock, wool, dairy products

South Sudan
Sorghum, corn, rice, millet, wheat, Arabic gum, sugarcane, mangoes, papayas, bananas, sweet potatoes, sunflower seeds, cotton, sesame seeds, cassava, beans, peanuts, livestock

Sudan
Cotton, groundnuts, sorghum, millet, wheat, Arabic gum, sugarcane, cassava, mangoes, papaya, bananas, sweet potatoes, sesame seeds, animal feed, livestock
Tanzania
Coffee, charcoal, sisal, tea, cotton, insecticide, cashews, tobacco, cloves, corn, wheat, cassava, sweet potatoes, bananas, fruits, vegetables, livestock, timber products
The Republic of Congo
Cassava, sugar, rice, corn, peanuts, vegetables, coffee, cocoa, timber products
Togo
Coffee, cocoa, cotton, yams, cassava, corn, beans, rice, millet, sorghum, livestock, fish
Tunisia
Olives, olive oil, grain, tomatoes, citrus fruit, sugar beets, dates, almonds, beef, dairy products
Uganda
Coffee, tea, cotton, tobacco, cassava, sweet potatoes and potatoes, corn, millet, pulses, cut flowers, beef, goat-meat, milk, poultry, fish

Zambia
Corn, sorghum, rice, peanuts, sunflower seeds, vegetables, flowers, tobacco, cotton, sugarcane, cassava, coffee, livestock, milk, eggs, animal hides
Zimbabwe
Tobacco, corn, cotton, wheat, coffee, sugarcane, peanuts, livestock


Woman farmer in Tanzania
A woman farmer in Tanzania


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