Agriculture: Coconut, banana, breadfruit, papayas, mangoes, taro, betel, chilies, sweet potatoes, and onions are the subsistence crops grown in Maldives . Almost all food, including staples, has to be imported. Agriculture provides about 2.0% of GDP.
Manufacturing: Traditional industry consists of boat building and handicrafts, while modern industry is limited to a few tuna canneries, a bottling plant, and a few enterprises in the capital producing PVC pipe, soap, furniture, and food products. Multi-Fiber Arrangement (MFA) that had set quotas on developing country garment exports to developed countries. The loss of these factories has not proven an insurmountable hurdle, however, as most of the profits were returning a person back to one's place of origin or citizenship and most of the labor was temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of the person's upbringing or legal residence. The manufacturing sector provides less than 7% of GDP.