Panama has a population of over 3.7 million.
Nearly three-fourths of Panama’s gross domestic product (GDP) is generated by the service sector—a greater proportion than in any other Latin American country—and services employ the majority of the workforce.
Nonetheless, semi-nomadic and subsistence agriculture exists. The most common agricultural products are sugarcane, bananas, rice, plantains, corn (maize) and oranges. Livestock raising (cattle, pigs, and poultry) is an important and long-established economic activity, and beef and hides are exported.
76-87% of the food energy consumed in Panama comes from crops that are not native to the region. Most of these plants’ diversity is found elsewhere on the planet.