Rice Production in Venezuela
Write-up taken from the IRRI’s Rice Almanac (2013):
Venezuela forms part of the northern edge of South America, facing the Caribbean Sea. The country is bordered by Colombia, Brazil, and Guyana. It has an area of 912,050 km2 and a population of 29.4 million (2011). There are three main regions: mountainous areas in the north, west, and south; coastal lowlands; and central plains. Arable land is 3.1% of the total; agriculture occupies 5% of the workforce and forms 5.8% of GDP.
Source: FAOSTAT database online and AQUASTAT database online, as of November 2012.