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Economy, Agriculture

Cash crops, yams, cassava, peanuts, millet

Some 64 percent of the workforce in Benin is engaged in agriculture, forestry, or fishing. The largest share are subsistence farmers. The principal food crops are corn, cassava, sorghum, yams, millet, and beans. Cash crops, produced mainly in the south, include cotton, palm kernels, peanuts, and cacao. The herding of cattle, sheep, and goats predominates in the grasslands of the north.



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Cash crops, yams, cassava, peanuts, millet, sorghum, goats, largest share, corn, sheep, Benin, cotton, agriculture, south

 
 

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