Rice Production in Liberia


General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 540
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 200 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 32 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: cassava, rice, bananas and plantains, vegetables including oils, wheat, sugar, meat
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 96.1 kg milled rice per person per year

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

Liberia, whose coast is known as the Grain Coast, faces the Atlantic Ocean in West Africa, occupying 111,370 km2 between Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire, with a population of 4.1 million (2011). There are low-lying coastal plains where most crops, including rice, are grown, and a mountainous interior with central plateaus. Arable land is less than 5% of the land area, but agriculture contributes 53.1% to the country’s GDP and occupies less than two-thirds of the workforce.

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

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