Rice Production in Guinea Bissau


General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 1,240
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 16 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 15 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: rice, starchy roots, plantains, millet and sorghum, milk, vegetables including oils, meat
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 99 kg milled rice per person per year

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Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):

Guinea Bissau is a tiny tropical West African country of 28,120 km2 land area, facing the Atlantic Ocean between Senegal and Guinea. The land is mainly flat, rising to savanna in the east. The population in 2011 was 1.6 million. Rice is grown in both swampy coastal areas and the drier savanna region. About 11% of the land is arable and agriculture, which occupies 79% of the workforce, constitutes 57.3% of GDP (2009).

Source: FAOSTAT database online and *RICEINFO, as of November 2012.

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