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Food production and crop distribution in Africa

Food production and crop distribution in Africa

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There are many kinds of food crops in Africa, including wheat, rice, corn, millet, sorghum, potatoes, etc.. African cash crops, especially tropical cash crops, have an important place in the world.

Many popular flowers grow well in Africa which makes cut blooms, plants and bulbs an export crop that depends upon worldwide demand. The colorful Gerbera or African daisy is native to South Africa and was one of the earliest types of flower crops in Africa. Roses, gladioli and amaryllis bulbs as well as a variety of green plants are common African exports to the floral industry.

Sunflowers are also grown as crops, but the seeds are mainly used for oil production. South Africa is known as a major producer of sunflower seeds. Macadamia nuts and pecans are common African nut crops. Sugar cane growth and production is common throughout Africa, but a lack of adequate water irrigation in some countries can make it a limited crop. South Africa is typically the region with the highest production of African sugar cane.

East Africa, including Kenya and Rwanda, are known for their coffee crops, while the Western Cape Cederberg section of South Africa produces teas including the herbal rooibos variety. Rooibos is an herb native to Africa. Oriental and Virginia are main types of African tobacco. South Africa is a major producer of tobacco crops.

Cotton crops in Africa are grown both with irrigation systems and on dry land. Angora goats are raised for mohair, while sheep produce Merino wool crops in Africa. Ostriches are used to produce leather products, while goats are often farmed for milk or meat. African fish farm crops include trout, tilapia, catfish, oysters and mussels.

Yams, potatoes, avocados, tomatoes and onions are common African vegetable crops. Fruit crop types include grapefruit, pears, plums, apricots, mangoes, peaches, apples, melons, pineapples, guavas, plantains and bananas. South Africa is known for its grape production for wine. Cassava, the starchy root in which tapioca is derived, is one of the main crops of Africa. Typically, cassava is grown on small farms with other crop types.

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