Panama


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AGRICULTURE

 

After the bad climatic conditions caused by El Nino, the agricultural incomes have dropped dramatically. Nevertheless, the exports of coffee were going well. As far as fishing is concerned, the evolution is characterized by an increase of the exports of shellfish and more particularly shrimps.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

3 177

Agricultural population

665

Non agricultural population

2 512

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

2 230 000

Irrigated surface area

43 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

8 100

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Sugar cane 1766 35 50588
Bananas 439 12 36602
Rice paddy 235 110 2148
Plantains 95 11 8650
Maize 89 66 1348

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 14000
Cattle 1600
Pigs 272
Ducks 225
Horses 180

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
13 670 205 192 3 417

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT