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Guinea

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General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 1,020
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 226 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 0 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: starchy roots, rice, vegetables including oils, plantains, fruits, wheat
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 105.8 kg milled rice per person per year

Production seasons

 

Planting

Harvesting

Main
Apr-Jun
Sep-Nov
Off
Dec-Feb
Apr-Jun


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.




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