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Geese and Guineafowls

According to the FAO:’Geese are found all over the world (Table 1), but at present goose farming is economically important only in Asia and central Europe. Most geese are well adapted to hot climates, as long as shade is available, and to high-rainfall regions. They are especially well suited to aquatic areas and marshlands and are completely at home in warm, shallow waterways.

This is clearly shown in the map, while the African countries appearing have recorded a higher number of guinea fowls, which are nutritious and a low-maintenance livestock to raise.

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Technical Notes

Territory size is proportionate to the number of geese and guineafowls there in 2016.

Data sources
This map uses data by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  (last accessed March 2018). (last accessed March 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

Further notes on the data, as well as all modifications to the original data source are noted in our data sheets.

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