A project of

CGIAR-GRISP-LOGO

Sierra Leone

sierra-leone


Basic Statistics


Element

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

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Arable land (000 Ha)
355.00
360.00
365.00
370.00
375.00
380.00
385.00
390.00
395.00
400.00
405.00
410.00
415.00
420.00
425.00
430.00
435.00
440.00
445.00
450.00
455.00
460.00
465.00
470.00
475.00
480.00
485.00
486.00
486.00
486.00
486.00
486.00
486.00
485.00
485.00
485.00
484.00
484.00
484.00
490.00
681.52
910.08
1,236.67
1,437.73
1,472.02
1,689.88
1,283.72
1,372.23
1,460.97
1,580.38
1,652.63
1,471.65
1,583.65
Rice area (000 Ha)
283.00
255.11
263.94
264.01
301.00
327.00
350.00
320.00
310.00
326.81
356.00
348.00
351.00
370.00
380.00
400.00
410.00
425.00
400.00
410.00
400.00
400.00
370.00
318.89
339.86
339.86
357.38
387.80
403.20
392.60
372.97
354.32
382.00
328.30
274.50
289.20
316.40
284.77
213.05
183.21
300.00
420.00
440.00
540.00
650.00
742.00
432.36
475.59
499.11
549.02
603.92
717.87
671.42
650.00
Paddy yield (t/Ha)
0.93
1.23
1.25
1.41
1.33
1.33
1.34
1.33
1.64
1.38
1.30
1.38
1.36
1.40
1.50
1.45
1.46
1.46
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.31
1.24
1.58
1.27
1.54
1.30
1.27
1.28
1.28
1.35
1.35
1.27
1.23
1.30
1.35
1.30
1.15
1.16
1.09
1.00
1.00
1.01
1.00
1.14
1.43
1.36
1.43
1.78
1.87
1.78
1.59
1.87
1.78
Paddy Production (000 t)
264.00
314.98
331.00
373.00
399.00
434.00
468.00
426.10
507.00
450.00
464.00
479.00
479.00
518.70
570.60
580.00
600.00
620.00
500.00
513.00
500.00
523.50
460.20
504.14
430.00
524.99
465.68
493.00
517.80
503.70
503.70
478.52
486.30
405.20
355.50
391.70
411.30
328.31
247.24
199.13
300.00
422.07
445.63
542.00
738.00
1,062.32
588.00
680.10
888.42
1,026.67
1,078.01
1,141.42
1,255.56
1,155.00
Milled production (000 t)
176.09
210.09
220.78
248.79
266.13
289.48
312.16
284.21
338.17
300.15
309.49
319.49
319.49
345.97
380.59
386.86
400.20
413.54
333.50
342.17
333.50
349.18
306.95
336.26
286.81
350.17
310.60
328.83
345.37
335.97
335.97
319.17
324.36
270.27
237.12
261.26
274.34
218.98
164.91
132.82
200.10
281.52
297.24
361.51
492.25
708.57
392.20
453.62
592.57
684.79
719.03
Rice imports (000 t)
4.17
15.17
21.32
0.55
21.13
41.15
30.48
20.93
12.83
50.16
27.36
5.23
37.32
42.32
0.00
0.85
11.03
18.50
91.88
62.12
53.10
85.34
31.29
28.00
92.19
90.15
97.70
96.70
99.50
123.70
141.10
107.20
110.00
231.60
243.20
209.00
150.00
150.00
150.00
100.00
125.00
130.21
141.20
17.97
80.69
112.36
112.26
196.15
106.27
103.50
163.66
231.14
259.44
Rice exports
Total rice consumption (000 t)
180.37
191.66
224.27
229.04
270.48
302.20
314.60
323.37
319.95
328.07
331.30
340.51
354.71
362.92
371.63
376.34
390.99
398.66
405.21
397.24
396.66
390.29
388.47
389.05
400.08
410.10
422.72
437.54
446.33
457.77
460.24
461.75
457.76
454.05
448.20
445.20
443.91
438.84
440.43
448.88
459.20
471.49
478.06
482.58
524.26
552.03
603.42
611.38
637.58
708.01
722.41
Fertilizer usage (NPK) (000 t)
0.45
0.44
0.55
0.54
1.33
1.32
2.21
2.82
5.80
6.30
2.81
3.00
5.45
2.40
6.87
2.95
3.26
2.55
6.02
3.98
7.27
0.78
2.56
2.77
7.58
8.33
1.03
1.11
3.21
2.67
1.23
2.88
6.17
6.19
6.19
6.19
6.20
0.62
0.19
0.31
0.44


Production



Imports and exports



Caloric intake (%/day) from rice relative to other sources



Protein intake (%/day) from rice relative to other sources


General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 840
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011:  160 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 0 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: rice, cassava, fermented beverages, vegetables including oils, fruits, fish, pulses, wheat
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 92.3 kg milled rice per person per year

Production season

 

Planting

Harvesting

Main
Apr-Jul
Sep-Jan


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


Sierra Leone, between Guinea and Liberia on the West African coast facing the Atlantic Ocean, is a small country, with a population of 6 million (2011) in an area of 71,740 km2. It consists of a large swampy coastal plain and inner agricultural areas that were previously tropical forest, and an eastern plateau. About 15% of the land was arable in 2009. More than half the workforce (60%) is engaged in agriculture, mainly at the subsistence level, contributing 44.4% to GDP (2011).

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




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