Malian, a fund-based economy, is also a major player in cotton and gold exports. Approximately 90% of its exports are made of gold and cotton products. Malian, the third largest producer of gold in Africa, is also very susceptible to fluctuations in international gold prices. Because most of the country’s land is desert, agricultural production is made at the Niger River Delta. 80% of the population working in Mali is engaged in agriculture and fresh water fishing. Among the main agricultural products are cotton, grain, peanuts, rice, sugar cane and various fruits and vegetables. Another branch of the economy is animal husbandry.