Rice Production in Turkey
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
Turkey, a diverse land of 783,560 km2 in area, faces the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. Its western border marks the traditional separation of Europe and Asia. Turkey is mainly mountainous, with a coastal plain and high central plateau. The proportion of arable land is quite high, 27.7%, and agriculture occupies 32% of the workforce, making up 9.1% of GDP. The population in 2011 was 73.6 million.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.