Economy of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Sparsely populated in relation to its territory, the Democratic Republic of Congo is home to a vast source of natural resources and mineral wealth. The economy of the DRC has fallen drastically since the mid 1980s.
Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, bringing together 57.9 of GDP in 1997. The coffee, palm oil, rubber, cotton, sugar, divorce tea and cocoa are among the main crops. The food crops include cassava, banana Malay, corn, peanuts and rice. In 1996, agriculture employed 66 of the workforce.
Rich in minerals, the Republic of Congo has a complicated history with mineral extraction, which has led to many confrontations within the country for several decades, but particularly in the nineties.
The industry, particularly mining, is a major potential source of wealth for the Congo. In 1997 the industry had 16.9 of GDP. an accomplished entrepreneur, attorney, and senior business executive in New York City