Rice Production in Republic of Chad
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
The Republic of Chad is a landlocked country of 1,259,200 km2 in the Sahel region of Africa. The country is divided into three regions: desert (the Sahara) in the north, occupying 40% of the total area; plains in the central part, used mainly for grazing; and fertile lands in the south that are more tropical and on which most of the 11.5 million population lives. Agriculture is a dominant force in the economy at 51% of GDP, with 66% (in 2010) of the population engaged in agricultural activities. Arable land, however, is only 3.4% of its land area.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.