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Economy, Agriculture

Subsistence crops, palm products, plantains, sweet potatoes, metric tons

The principal commercial crops in Cameroon are cacao, coffee, tobacco, cotton, and bananas. In 2001 production of cacao and coffee, the leading agricultural export commodities, was 115,000 metric tons for the former and 77,000 metric tons for the latter. Other commercial products include rubber, palm products, and sugarcane. Subsistence crops include plantains, sweet potatoes, cassava, corn, and millet.

Livestock raising is important in the Adamawa Plateau region. In 2001 the livestock population included 5.9 million head of cattle, 3.8 million goats, 3.9 million million sheep, and 1.4 million pigs.



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Subsistence crops, palm products, plantains, sweet potatoes, metric tons, cassava, goats, head of cattle, Cameroon, pigs, corn, commercial products, tobacco, sheep, rubber, coffee

 
 

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