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São Tomé and Principe

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São Tomé and Príncipe is classified as both a least developed and low-income, food-deficit country. São Tomé & Principe continues to experience financial and socio-economic difficulties despite its GDP of US$1,133 per capita (2010 estimate - IMF). 

 

Threats to Food Security: 
  • Insufficient food production
  • High dependency on imports
  • High dependency on external financial support
  • Poor infrastructure and low capacity to establish in-country food reserves
  • Lack of a deep-sea port
  • Small markets
  • Low income and salaries as well as a high unemployment rate
  • Weak agricultural and livestock production
  • Weak governmental social networks
Latitude: 
0.20618
Longitude: 
6.6071019
legacy ID: 
678
ISO31661_Char2Code: 
ST
ISO31661_Char3Code: 
STP
ISO31661_NumberCode: 
678
ISO31661_Name: 
Sao Tome and Principe
Facts and Figures
Climate: 
Tropical at sea level, slightl cooler in the interior
Terrain: 
Both islands are part of the Cameroon volcanic mountain line
Food production: 
Cocoa, copra, palm kernels, and coffee
Annual harvest: 
Not available
Agricultural production (% of GDP): 
14.9
Human Development Index: 
0.654
Children under weight for age (% of children under 5): 
Not available
Population undernourished (% of total pop.): 
Not available
Global hunger index - label: 
Not available
Global hunger index - value: 
Not available
infant mortality rate per 1000 live birth - 2005 UNDP : 
75
Crisis
Crisis Active: 
No Crisis