From The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2017
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Agriculture has been the largest single economic growth driver in Côte d’Ivoire in the years following independence, supported by a diverse selection of cash crops that have benefitted from strong government support and promotion, fertile land, a favourable climate and growing conditions, and abundant water resources. Agricultural development has taken priority in recent years, as evidenced by increased public spending and development of a long-term sector strategy emphasising innovation, land allocation and crop diversification. Value-added processing, particularly in the powerhouse cocoa sector, is also a major priority for the authorities, although drought and recent political unrest could weigh on production and investment.