Colombia


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AGRICULTURE

 

Except the main productions listed hereafter, coffee represents 18% of Colombian exports, accounting for one and a half billion dollars. The selling price of coffee was 3.24 dollars in 1997 and it was the source of big hopes in spite of the moderate growth of the farming sector. In 1998, an increase by a 3.4% is expected.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

44 914

Agricultural population

8 386

Non agricultural population

36 527

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

42 051 000

Irrigated surface area

900 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

21 000

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Sugar cane 39849 426 93601
Plantains 3457 447 7735
Oil palm fruit 3273 170 19300
Rice paddy 2502 470 5324
Manioc 2050 182 11266

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 150000
Cattle 25699
Goats 4105
Sheep 3333
Horses 2554

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
22 711 87 329 66 953

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT