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Iraq

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General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 3,750
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 35.2 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 40.4 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2007-09: wheat, barley, dates, maize, rice, vegetables, meat, yogurt
  • Rice consumption, 2007-09: 39.5 kg milled rice per person per year

Production season

 

Planting

Harvesting

Main
Jun-Jul
Sep-Oct


Write-up taken from the IRRI's Rice Almanac (2013):


Iraq, a Middle East country lying between Iran and Kuwait facing the Persian Gulf, has a population of 32.7 million (2011) in an area of 435,240 km2 that consists mainly of broad plains with areas of marsh and flooded parts. The climate varies from tropical in the south and southeast to dry in the west. Only 10.4% of the land is arable. Agricultural output accounts for 8.6% of GDP and occupies about 23.4% of the workforce. Rice is the third most important staple after wheat and barley.

Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.




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