Rice is a staple food that is eaten routinely. it is the main food in asia where around 90% of the world’s rice is grown and consumed. it is grown in most part of the world but the biggest producers are from asia. a research shows asians consume more than 300 million tons of rice a year.
the average european only eats four kilos a year but african and asian eat about 180 kilos of rice annually. indonesia, china, and india are rice based society. these three countries have almost half of the world population 2.5 billion people. every year this number increases by 15 million.
about 80% of the rice production comes from irrigated rice system because most rice varieties express their full yield potential when water supply is adequate. most rice in asia is grown on almost 250 million small farms each one less than one hectare. the farmers usually use water buffalo or plowing because they like the water and strong animal that are able to plough one hectare of la
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