Rice Production in Malaysia
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
Malaysia consists of a peninsula bordering Thailand in the north, and the northwestern side of the island of Borneo, with a total area of 330,800 km2 and a population of 28.9 million (2011). Most of the peninsula is covered in tropical forest, much of it on a central mountain range. Coastal plains dominate the Borneo states and the interior is mountainous. About 13% of the workforce is engaged in agriculture; 5.5% of the land is arable (2009). Agriculture made up 11.9% of GDP in 2011.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.