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 Since the inception of CARD Initiative in 2008, rice production in Sub-Sahara African countries has been stably increasing, in which 23 CARD member countries account for 95% of the total production.  According to FAOSTAT, paddy production in 2016 recorded over 26 Million metric tons: 81% increase compared with the baseline, 14.5 Million metric tons (average production between 2005 and 2007).  

Country wise rice production, yield and cultivation area, together with additional information, e.g. targets set by National Rice Development Strategies, rice consumption per capital, population, GDP, is also available. 

 Outlook of Rice Sector in CARD 23 Countries (PDF)