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In 2010 agriculture, forestry and fisheries contributed 6% of Nauru’s GDP. Extensive phosphorous mining has left only 20% of the land suitable for agricultural use. Nauru also suffers from frequent droughts and a loss of native agricultural knowledge and practices. Nauru has a very limited agricultural industry; there is no formal commercial agriculture and limited subsistence farming. Food crops, primarily coconuts, are generally restricted to individual gardens and the area surrounding the small inland lake, Buada Lagoon. The Division of Agriculture in Nauru is also under-funded and has little formal training.