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Nicaragua

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General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 3,730
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 189.7 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 7.0 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: milk, maize, fruits, rice, sugar, wheat, meat, beans
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 43.5 kg milled rice per person per year

Production seasons

 

Planting

Harvesting

Main-Highland
June
Oct-Nov
Main-Irrigated
Jan-Feb
Apr-Nov


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


Nicaragua, a small country of 130,370 km2 in Central America, faces the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Much of the interior is mountainous and volcanic. The bulk of the population of 5.87 million (2011) lives on the western side of the country. Arable land is 15.8% of the land area. Agriculture is undertaken by 15% of the workforce and makes up 20% of GDP (2011).

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




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