Only primary schooling is available. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 95% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 3% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts, maize and cassava. Industry and services provide employment for 0.5% and 1% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 0.5% of the population.