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tsetse fly, manioc, palm products, sisal, cassava

Cultivated fields and plantations constitute only 2.8 percent of Angola’s total area. The leading export crop, coffee, is grown in the northern part of the country; annual output has dropped from about 15,000 metric tons in the late 1980s to 4,260 tons in 2001. The leading subsistence crop is cassava, or manioc (3.1 million metric tons). Other major crops include sugarcane (330,000 metric tons), fruits such as bananas (423,000), and corn (428,045). Also important are vegetables, cotton, palm products, and sisal. Livestock raising, mostly in the south, remains a subsistence activity and suffers from the presence of the tsetse fly.

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