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coffee producers, pineapples, plantains, yams, commodity prices

The principal cash crops of Cote d’Ivoire are cacao, coffee, cotton, and pineapples. The country is among the world’s leading producers of cacao, which accounts for more than 40 percent of export earnings, and is one of Africa’s top coffee producers as well. The government encouraged production of cotton and pineapples to diversify the economy, which had suffered in the 1980s when commodity prices for cacao and coffee dropped sharply. Other crops being developed for export are palm kernels and rubber. Crops grown for local use include yams, cassava, plantains, rice, and maize; the government has initiated programs to achieve food self-sufficiency.



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