Rice Production in Haiti
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
Tiny Haiti, on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, occupies a third, or 27,750 km2, of the island of Hispaniola. The Dominican Republic forms the remainder. Most of the country is rugged and mountainous. The climate is tropical and the mountains create semiarid conditions in parts. Haiti had a population of 10.1 million in 2011. Some 38% of the land (2009) is arable. Agriculture, mainly small scale, occupies nearly 59% of the workforce and makes up a quarter of GDP. Rice is the dominant staple but most has to be imported.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.