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Table 2 Agricultural growth rates and area harvested (percent)

From: Agricultural Modernization, Structural Change and Pro-poor Growth: Policy Options for the Democratic Republic of Congo

  Percent of agriculture production in 2011 Growth rates of agriculture production Growth rates of area harvested
1960–1970 1970–1980 1980–1990 1990–2000 2000–2010 1960–1970 1970–1980 1980–1990 1990–2000 2000–2010
Food crops            
 Cassava 67.48 17.51 26.14 14.07 −18.72 1.20 −0.77 0.52 1.10 0.24 −1.90
 Plantains 6.73 22.82 23.48 −4.75 −41.13 14.35 −35.47 −58.59 −4.96 14.77 3.27
 Maize 5.83 21.18 35.81 31.97 4.37 7.29 3.70 13.54 21.70 19.64 4.38
 Bananas 1.77 17.58 20.20 −6.53 −15.21 13.42 −0.70 −7.48 −22.62 3.18 10.70
 Rice, paddy 1.53 53.24 31.36 21.85 −18.97 4.93 5.71 −3.07 −20.57 −18.60 11.66
 Sweet potatoes 1.13 11.12 19.63 2.20 −60.37 8.95 37.11 37.15 37.43 23.44 23.29
 Soybeans 0.09 48.52 53.34 45.64 8.89 25.62 42.87 7.54 10.05 0.03 1.95
Cash crops            
 Palm oil 0.81 −10.88 −17.74 8.81 −1.43 6.21      
 Wheat 0.04 −6.55 39.67 49.62 −8.42 9.17 −8.59 −8.25 −12.56 −34.76 6.10
  1. Source: Author’s calculations, based on the FAOSTAT database of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)