Rice Production in Democratic Republic of Congo
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, is a large central African country with a narrow corridor of land to the Atlantic Ocean with an area of 2,344,860 km2. Its population was 67.8 million in 2011. The center and the northern parts of the country are covered in rainforest (but which is rapidly disappearing) and are sparsely populated, mainly by subsistence farmers. In the south are extensive grasslands where the bulk of agriculture is carried out. Agriculture constituted 43% of GDP in 2009, occupying some 57% of the workforce.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.