Rice Production in Spain
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
Spain, in southwestern Europe, has an area of 505,370 km2, including the Balearic and Canary islands. The mainland faces both the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. It consists of a central plateau mainly surrounded by mountainous areas. Twenty-five percent of the land is arable, but agriculture now forms less than 3% of GDP and occupies only 4.3% of the workforce in a population of 46.5 million (2011). There are extensive rice-growing areas in the southwest and northeast.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.