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yams, metric tons, cacao, cassava, millet

Some 66 percent of Togo’s labor force is engaged in agriculture; these farmers cultivate 40 percent of the country’s land. The principal food crops are cassava, yams, corn, millet, and sorghum. The leading export crops are coffee (17,000 metric tons produced in 2001), cotton (162,000 metric tons), and cacao (8,000 metric tons). Livestock raising is important on the northern plateau. In 2001 the country had 740,000 sheep, 1.1 million goats, 850,000 pigs, and 215,000 cattle. The fishing industry had a catch in 1997 of 14,310 metric tons.



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