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Economy, Agriculture

plantains, Bananas, cocoa, maize, sugarcane

The cultivated area (just 6 percent of Ecuador) lies primarily on the Sierra and the Costa. Bananas are the chief crop; also important are coffee, cocoa, sugarcane, rice, plantains, maize, and potatoes. Some 9.5 million metric tons of fruits, primarily bananas, were produced in 2001.

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plantains, Bananas, cocoa, maize, sugarcane, rice, Sierra, coffee


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