What is the contributions of agriculture?


What is the contributions of agriculture Burundi GDP?

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    Agriculture accounts for over 40% of GDP and employs more than 90% of the population. Burundi‘s primary exports are coffee and tea, which account for 90% of foreign exchange earnings. According to the CIA World Fact book, Burundi‘s export earnings and its ability to pay for imports, rest primarily on weather conditions and international coffee and tea prices.

    The EIU notes that political disruption will negatively affect the sector’s growth in 2016 but improving security conditions in 2017 could lead to an increase Burundi’s overall agricultural performance supported by rising coffee and tea prices and recent investments in the commercial tea sector. EIU however poses that the growth may be constrained by insufficient access to finance and low productivity levels.

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