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Chicory Production

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Chicory root  was widely used as a coffee substitute during the Great Depression and World War II when coffee was in short supply or too expensive.

About half of the global production -by far- is harvested in Belgium, followed by France, Poland, Netherlands and South Africa.  Overall chicory roots are harvested in less than 20 countries world wide.


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Technical Notes

Territory size is proportional to chicory (Horium intybus; C. sativum. Unroasted chicory roots) harvested there in 2016.

Data sources
This map uses data by the Food and Agriculture Organization 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.

All modification to the original data source are noted in our data sheets.

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