Rice Production in The Gambia
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
The Gambia is a very small tropical nation of 11,300 km2, forming an east-west strip of land along the Gambia River to its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean. Senegal surrounds the country apart from its 80-km coastline. The vegetation is forest and rainforest but large areas have been deforested for firewood and agriculture. About 40% of the land is arable. In 2011, agriculture occupied 76% of the workforce in the population of 1.78 million and contributed 29.9% of GDP.
Source: FAOSTAT database online as of November 2012.