Crops earning cash in Africa


When the words “cash crop” is used in Africa, most people think first about coffee, tea, and cacao, if not also about cashews, mangoes, and palm oil. But no, those thoughts overlook the staples of cassava, maize, and yams, and the huge quantities of bananas, tomatoes, onions, and rice.

Some of these products are grown more in Africa than anywhere else in the world:

More more details, including an interactive version of the graph and full list of products, visit this page at Visual Capitalist.

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