Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, providing a livelihood for three-fourths of the population and accounting for 38% of GDP.
Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, employing over 80% of the work force.
Agriculture, especially livestock farming, is a second target for growth.
Central African Republic Subsistence agriculture, together with forestry, remains the backbone of the economy of the Central African Republic (CAR), with more than 70% of the population living in outlying areas.
In countries, therefore, where agriculture is the most profitable of all employments, and farming and improving the most direct roads to a splendid fortune, the capitals of individuals will naturally be employed in the manner most advantageous to the whole society.
Agriculture is the proper business of all new colonies; a business which the cheapness of land renders more advantageous than any other.