Rice Production in Cameroon
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
Cameroon is a West African nation bordering the Atlantic Ocean, with an area of 475,440 km2. Cameroon is one of the best-endowed countries in sub-Saharan Africa in natural resources. About half of the workforce is employed in agriculture, which makes up about 20% of GDP. The country has three regions: northern plains, central grasslands, and rich farmlands in the south, where most of the 20.03 million (2011) population lives. About 12.6% of the land is arable. This area is under threat of drought and desertification.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.