Rice Production in Uganda
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
Uganda, 241,550 km2 in area, is a highland plateau country in East-Central Africa, the lowest point being 621 m above sea level. Landlocked and surrounded by five other nations, it has a long border with Lake Victoria and has many other large water bodies. The climate is tropical, with two dry seasons (December-February and June-August). Some 33% of the land is arable; agriculture makes up 23.4% of GDP and occupies 75% of the workforce in a population of 34.5 million (2011). Rice is a relatively new crop and much consumption is from imported rice.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012