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Uganda

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General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$, 2011: 1,310
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 39 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 27 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: starchy roots, plantains, fermented beverages, milk, vegetables including oils, maize, millet
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 4.6 kg milled rice per person per year

Production seasons

 

Planting

Harvesting

First
Feb
Jun
Second
Aug
Dec


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


Uganda, 241,550 km2 in area, is a highland plateau country in East-Central Africa, the lowest point being 621 m above sea level. Landlocked and surrounded by five other nations, it has a long border with Lake Victoria and has many other large water bodies. The climate is tropical, with two dry seasons (December-February and June-August). Some 33% of the land is arable; agriculture makes up 23.4% of GDP and occupies 75% of the workforce in a population of 34.5 million (2011). Rice is a relatively new crop and much consumption is from imported rice.

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




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