Ivory Coast


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AGRICULTURE

 

Ivory Coast is the leading producer of cocoa and the fifth of coffee. These two products represent the main export receipts of the country. The standard of living of the rural populations is improving due to the increase of the cost prices of farm products.
In 1996-1997, the production of cocoa reached 1,125,000 tons, only 9% less than during the previous drive, which was exceptional (1,235,000 tons). According to the latest forecasts, the production of cocoa in 1997-1998 in Ivory Coast should stabilize around 1,000,000 tons.
The production of unroasted coffee remains very successful with a result in 1997 superior to 75.3 % compared to the same period in 1996. On the other hand, the coffee prices do not stop decreasing from 1,520 FCFA to 1,056 FCFA between 1995 and 1996 and they should decrease again by a 17.9 %, to stand at 800 FCFA.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

16 897

Agricultural population

7 571

Non agricultural population

9 326

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

19 900 000

Irrigated surface area

73 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

3 800

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Yams 4991 1156 4318
Manioc 2198 273 8049
Oil palm fruit 1882 249 7570
Plantains 1350 390 3462
Cocoa beans 1286 1694 759

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 33000
Sheep 1523
Cattle 1500
Goats 1192
Pigs 345

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
624 48 926 5 866

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT