Rice Production in Republic of Korea
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
The Republic of Korea (South Korea) occupies the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, with a population of 48.4 million (2011) in an area of 99,900 km2. The country has large areas of coastal plains in the west and south used mainly for agriculture. Arable land is about 16.4% of the land area. The country has become mainly industrial and agriculture is only 2.7% (2011) of GDP, supporting 6.6% of the workforce.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.