As examples of agricultural conflict resources, this map layer shows the prevalence of the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao) for 2016, the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) and the export of tropical timber for 2016.

Example of how to read the map:

In Angola, oil palms and cacao trees are cultivated and/or palm oil and cacao beans are harvested.


  • FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization

    On its website, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations publishes statistical data of its member states. The FAO was established in 1943. Eradicating hunger and achieving food security for all lies at the heart of FAO’s efforts. This is done by improving the production and distribution of food, the living conditions of the rural population and driving forward economic and social progress of all. The FAO does not get involved in the politics of its member states. The most important tool for achieving their goal is to pass on technical knowledge on food production.

  • ITTO - International Tropical Timber Organization

    The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) is an international organization promoting the conservation and sustainable management, use and trade of tropical forest resources; its members are both timber-producing and purchasing countries. It was established in 1986 and is financed via voluntary pledges. ITTO promotes the conservation and sustainable management, use and trade of tropical forest resources. Since 2006, it publishes an annual report on the status of tropical forest management in which information on the area and condition of tropical rain forests and their management are collected. Various organizations criticize the data published by FAOStat and ITTO, pointing out that these are partly wrong, incomplete and not up to date. However, due to the lack of other freely available global data sets, we use these sources of data as a reference nevertheless.


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