Agriculture

Total Land Area22,966 km2
Arable and Permanent Cropland as % of Total Land5%
Main Agricultural ProductsCitrus fruits, sugar cane, bananas, papaya
Agriculture % of GDP29%
Agriculture Labor Force10% (additional labor force from neighboring countries)
Agriculture ExportsSugar, bananas, citrus fruits, fish products (decreasing), molasses, wood

Agriculture accounts for 66% of foreign exchange earnings

Agriculture ImportsAnimal feed: US$110 million
Fruits/vegetables: US$7 million
Milk and dairy products: US$15 million

Opportunities

Intensive AgricultureFruits and vegetables under cover, milk production
Extensive AgricultureSoy beans (for the shrimp and poultry industries)
Alternative Energy CropsCastor beans (Ricinus communis)