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Chickpea Production

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The main producer of chickpeas in the world is India, where with almost 8 million tons more than three times the amount of chickpeas is harvested than in the four following countries together. Other countries in the top five are Australia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Turkey. African countries among the fifteen countries with the biggest yield of chickpeas are Ethiopia, Tanzania and Malawi, and the United States of America and Canada from the Western hemisphere.

While in India, the Middle East and Africa chickpeas are part of the regular diet in any form, in Western countries they became more popular in the form of Hummus (meaning ‘chickpeas’ in Arabic), which is a spread out of chickpeas, Tahini, garlic and olive oil.



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Technical Notes

Territory size is proportional to the tons of chickpeas harvested there in 2016.

Data sources
This map uses data by Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) (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. Data for this map will soon be available as a download.

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