Rice Production in Chile
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
Chile occupies a 6,435-km-long strip of coastal land and mountains in South America, south of Peru, bordering Argentina and Bolivia in the east. The population of 17.3 million (2011) is unevenly distributed over a total area of 756,090 km2; only 1.7% is arable, including a fertile central valley. The climate is temperate and variable: arid desert in the north, Mediterranean in the central area, and cool in the southern parts. Agriculture comprises 3.4% of GDP, providing employment for 13% of the workforce in 2010.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.