Rice Production in Italy


General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 32,400
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 182.5 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 8.8 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: milk, vegetables, fruits, wheat, meat, potatoes, tomatoes, wine
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 5.9 kg milled rice per person per year

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

Italy is the main rice-producing country in Europe. It forms a large peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea, with 301,340 km2 of surface area, supporting a population of 60.8 million (2011). Rice is grown mainly in the northern Po Valley. Arable land makes up 23.4% of the land area. Agriculture as a whole occupies less than 4% of the workforce and contributes only 1.9% to GDP.

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

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