plantation agriculture, coastal plains, plantains, metric tons, Citrus fruits
Some 16.3 percent of the total land area of Honduras is cultivated or used for plantation agriculture, most of it on the coastal plains. The leading cash crops (with annual production for 2001 in metric tons) are coffee (160,000) and fruits such as bananas and plantains (928,395). Other important crops include sugarcane (3.80 million) and palm oil. The principal food crops are corn (500,000), beans (80,000), and rice (7,000). Citrus fruits and pineapples also are grown.
The livestock population in 2001 numbered 1.71 million cattle and 550,000 pigs. Chickens are raised for local consumption.
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