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Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, has a population of over 14 million.

Despite the agricultural sector declining dramatically in the early 21st century, it is still an important sector of the country’s economy. It regularly generates about 15% of the GDP and employs one-half of the labour force.

The most important food crop is corn (maize). Other food crops include wheat, millet, sorghum, barley, cassava, peanuts (groundnuts), soybeans, bananas and oranges.

89-95% of the food energy consumed in Zimbabwe comes from crops that are not native to the region. Most of these plants’ diversity is found elsewhere on the planet.

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