The smallest country in mainland Africa, Gambia has a population of less than 2 million. Agriculture is a very important sector of Gambia's economy, accounting for 20% of GDP and employing about 80% of the working population. However, only a sixth of the country's land is arable and is of poor soil quality. Gambia’s economy is highly vulnerable to climate shocks. Farmers’ resilience and adaptation to climate change are priority research areas.
615,000 ha - Gambia's agricultural land surface, 60% of land area
165 - Gambia's Human Development Index rank (out of 186)
10.1% - Global Acute Malnutrition rate in Gambia in 2012 (WFP)