Rice Production in Bolivia


General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 4,920
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 303.5 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011:  319 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: wheat, maize, rice, meat, sugar and sweeteners, starchy roots
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 25.6 kg milled rice per person per year

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Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):

Bolivia is a landlocked country in central South America, divided into three areas: a cold Andean highland plateau where most of the population of 10 million lives, subtropical valleys in the east that contain most of the agricultural production, and tropical plains that are used for livestock and farming of grains, including rice. As of 2009, only 3.4% of the land was arable. Agriculture occupied about two-fifths of the workforce and made up 13% of GDP in 2010.

Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.

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