Rice Production in Republic of Chad


General information

  • GNI per capita PPP$, 2011: 1,370
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 15 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 28 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: sorghum, millet, yams, cassava, nuts, oil crops, meat, maize, wheat
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 7.1 kg milled rice per person per year

Production seasons





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.

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