Agriculture in Eritrea

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Agriculture is the main economic activity in Eritrea.

Eritrea has 565,000 hectares (1,396,000 acres) of arable land and permanent crops. Agriculture in Eritrea has experienced extensive improvement over recent years, as evidenced by the growing GDP of the country where agriculture takes 11 percent.[1] After the Eritrean War of Independence, agriculture was one of the many sectors that was completely destroyed. Since then, significant investments have been made into the industry—purchases worth millions of dollars of agriculture machinery have been made and hundreds of dams have been built.

Principal crops in 2011 included sorghum, millet, barley, wheat, Legumes, vegetables, fruits, sesame, and linseed.

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