Rice Production in Guinea
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
Guinea is a populous country (population 10.2 million in 2011) of West Africa, facing the Atlantic Ocean between Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone. The majority of the population lives on a hot, humid coastal plain, where rice and other crops are grown. There is a central mountainous region and a drier northeastern area where maize and similar crops are cultivated. Arable land is 11.6% of the land area of 245,720 km2. Some 80% of the workforce is agricultural, yet agriculture made up only 22.1% of GDP in 2011.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.