Rank

Most Cultivated Crops Common Name

Area Cultivated (ha)

Key Word Searched

Average number of publications 2000/01

Average number of research groups 2000/01

Average times that a frequently cited paper is cited 2000/01

6

Sorghum

42,634,739

Sorghum bicolor

24

22

4

7

Millet

37,401,852

Pennisetum

19

17

1

 

Millet

37,401,852

Echinochloa

9

8

1

 

Millet

37,401,852

Panicum

8.5

7

2

 

Millet

37,401,852

Setaria

8

6

1

 

Millet

37,401,852

Paspalum

16

14

2

8

Seed Cotton

33,978,922

Gossypium

30

28

3

9

Groundnuts in Shell

25,538,439

Arachis hypogaea

28

27

3

10

Rapeseed

23,961,310

Brassica campestris

11

9

9

 

Rapeseed

23,961,310

Brassica napus

76

70

7

 

Rapeseed

23,961,310

Brassica rapa

21

19

4

11

Beans, Dry

23,240,843

Phaseolus vulgaris

73

67

5

 

Beans, Dry

23,240,843

Phaseolus

89

82

5

12

Potatoes

19,301,006

Solanum tuberosum

47

44

4

13

Sugar Cane

19,245,069

Saccharum officinarum

9

9

0

14

Sunflower Seed

18,397,973

Helianthus annuus

33

31

3

15

Cassava

17,019,975

Manihot esculenta

19

14

3

16

Alfalfa for Forage+Silage

15,728,690

Medicago sativa

26

24

4

17

Oats

12,863,933

Avena

26

24

3

18

Coconuts

10,833,538

Cocos nucifera

8

7

1

19

Coffee, Green

10,766,384

Coffea

21

16

3

20

Cow Peas, Dry

9,862,865

Vigna

52

49

3

 

Cow Peas, Dry

9,862,865

Vigna unguiculata

23

23

3

21

Oil Palm Fruit

9,712,150

Elaeis guineensis

11

11

2

22

Rye

9,672,849

Secale cereale

16

14

3

23

Sweet Potatoes

9,391,910

Ipomoea batatas

12

13

2

24

Chick-Peas

8,582,102

Cicer arietinum

25

23

2

25

Olives

8,076,533

Olea europeaea

14

13

5

26

Natural Rubber

7,903,421

Hevea

14

13

2



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