Rice Production in Sierra Leone
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
Sierra Leone, between Guinea and Liberia on the West African coast facing the Atlantic Ocean, is a small country, with a population of 6 million (2011) in an area of 71,740 km2. It consists of a large swampy coastal plain and inner agricultural areas that were previously tropical forest, and an eastern plateau. About 15% of the land was arable in 2009. More than half the workforce (60%) is engaged in agriculture, mainly at the subsistence level, contributing 44.4% to GDP (2011).
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.