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metric tons, cereal grains, bananas, goats, Somalia

Livestock raising is the principal occupation in Somalia. The size of livestock herds began to recover in the mid-1990s after falling during the country’s civil war. In 2001 it was estimated that the country had 12.5 million goats, 13.2 million sheep, and 5.2 million cattle. The principal crops were cereal grains (312,800 metric tons), including maize and sorghum; fruits (216,000 metric tons), including bananas; and sugarcane (220,000 metric tons). Each crop showed a significant improvement from yields in the early 1990s.



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