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cultivated land, water buffalo, sweet potatoes, animal husbandry, soybeans

Agriculture is the principal economic activity in Laos, contributing 53 percent of GDP. Only 4 percent of Laosís total land area is cultivated, but 80 percent of the cultivated land is planted in rice (both glutinous and white). Other crops include corn, coffee (the only substantial export crop), soybeans, sugarcane, and sweet potatoes. Cotton, tobacco, and cardamom are also grown. The government encourages animal husbandry, and livestock numbers have steadily increased since the late 1970s. Lao farmers raise water buffalo, cattle, pigs, horses, goats, and poultry.



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cultivated land, water buffalo, sweet potatoes, animal husbandry, soybeans, goats, pigs, rice, sugarcane, horses, corn, cattle, Cotton, coffee, Agriculture, government

 
 

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