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piassava, palm fibers, kola nuts, domestic consumption, Agricultural commodities

The staple food crop of Sierra Leone is rice; during the 1970s efforts were made to achieve self-sufficiency in rice production, but imports are still needed. Some 199,134 metric tons were produced in 2001. Other crops grown for domestic consumption include cassava, millet, sorghum, peanuts, and sugar. Agricultural commodities such as palm oil, palm kernels, coffee, cacao, ginger, kola nuts, and piassava (palm fibers) are grown for export. Cattle, goats, and sheep are raised, and the fishing industry is of increasing importance.



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piassava, palm fibers, kola nuts, domestic consumption, Agricultural commodities, rice production, cacao, cassava, peanuts, palm oil, millet, sorghum, fishing industry, ginger, self-sufficiency, sheep, crops, coffee

 
 

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