Rice Production in Paraguay
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
Paraguay, a relatively small landlocked country in central South America, has an area of 406,750 km2 and a population of 6.6 million (2011). The country consists of fertile irrigated plains in the east and dry savanna in the west. Arable land is 9.6% of the land area. Most crops are grown in the easterly plains, with soybeans being the major export crop. About one-quarter of the workforce is engaged in mainly subsistence agriculture, which constitutes 23.5% of GDP.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.