Cote d'Ivore Agriculture 2013

After years of underinvestment and mismanagement, the government has launched a series of reforms and initiatives aimed at putting the agricultural sector back on track towards profitability and sustainability. Indeed, Côte d’Ivoire has a vibrant agricultural sector that has played an integral part in its national economy since the country gained independence in 1960. The sector accounted for 27.7% of GDP in 2012, or CFA3.5trn (€5.3bn) out of CFA12.5trn (€18.8bn). It also generates around 40% of export earnings and provides jobs for 68% of the labour force.