Rice production is one of the most important economic activities on earth which utilizes large area of land for its cultivation. Rice growers and consumers form the bulk of the world’s poor. More importantly, rice has high capacity to generate employment and income for young people, rural farmers and women. It can be produced 2 times in a year with maturity period ranging between 100 – 120 days. The 10th largest rice producers in the world are China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, Japan and Brazil, these countries account for 86% of world production.
Important Considerations for Commercial Rice Farming