Role of agriculture

A farmer at work in a rice field in Haiti
FAO/18740/G. Bizzarri

Agriculture plays an important role in the economies of the lower income small island developing states (SIDS). Countries with annual per caput incomes below US$1 500 - Cape Verde, Comoros, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Maldives, Samoa, Sao Tomé and Principe, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu - rely on agriculture for as much as 50 percent of GDP and 75 percent of employment.

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