Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. Zimbabwe's total area is 390,757 sq km (150,872 sq mi). A country of roughly 16 million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used.
Zimbabwe is the world’s third largest tobacco producer after the United States and Brazil. Zimbabwe's economy relies heavily on the agriculture sector. Almost half the country's exports are derived from agriculture, especially cotton, tobacco and the horticultural crops. Zimbabwe’s economy is driven by agriculture and the majority of the rural people depend on it for their livelihood. The share of employment in agriculture is 68.46 %. The annual growth in agricultural output is currently estimated at 2.5%, but fluctuates with weather conditions.
The staple food crop is maize, and other cereal crops for domestic marker include millet, wheat, peanut, barley and soybeans. The other main exports are tobacco, sugar, cotton, tea and soja bean oil.
It is situated between 15 and 22° south latitude and 26 and 34° east longitude. Climatic conditions are largely sub-tropical with one rainy season, between November and March. Rainfall reliability decreases from north to south and also from east to west. Only 37% of the country receive rainfall considered adequate for agriculture.