Rice Production in Iran
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
Iran is a Middle East country bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan, with a total area of 1.74 million km2 of mainly deserts and fringing, arid mountainous areas. There are also coastal plains where crops such as rice are grown. About 11% of the land is arable. A quarter of the workforce in the population of 74.8 million in 2011 was occupied in agriculture, which formed 10.2% of GDP.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.