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Varieties Bouake 189, Kosou, Gagnoa, Iguape Cateto, Irat 10
Packaging 25kg and 50kg bags
Size 5.5mm to 7.5mm
Availability September to December
Storage conditions Cool and dry conditions
Transportation conditions Cool and dry containers
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Ivory Coast Rice farming dates back to the 7000BC in Eastern and Central China. Rice is the most consumed food in Ivory Coast. 8% of the population practices rice farming. The annual rice production in the Ivory Coast is 1,340,000MT. The rice is grown in uplands and through irrigation. The size of an upland rice farm is 0.8ha while that of irrigation land is 0.3ha. The country is currently making efforts to increase rice production due to the continually growing demand within the local market. The rice production by the end of 2020 is projected to amount to 2,000,000 MT.


Rice is a cereal. The scientific name for rice is Oryza sativa. The grass belonging to the Gramineae family grows to a height of 4ft (2.5M). Like any other grass, the rice plant has long flat leaves. Ivory coast rice is grown in different breeds that have been locally developed. Different varieties are produced depending on their ability to thrive in upland and lowland regions. Collectively there is 28 breed of Ivory Coast rice.  Among the common kinds include Bouake 189, Kosou, Gagnoa among others (grown in lowland regions), and Iguape Cateto, Irat 10, Irat 104 among others (grown in upland areas).  


Rice is grown in submerged land river basins of temperate lands, semitropical and tropical areas. The plant is also grown in tidal deltas and coastal plains. The plant seeds are planted in prepared beds and transplanted as they reach 25 days and above. The seedlings are grown between 2 and 4 inches into the ground. The seedlings remain submerged when grown. 


Harvesting occurs from September to December. During the off-season, the rice harvesting takes place between April and June.

The paddy\kernel is harvested enclosed in a husk or hull. The processing of rice involves the removal of bran and hull layers. In some cases, a layer of talc and glucose is applied to the product to make it glossy. In brown rice processing, only the hull is removed from the kernel. White rice is free of the bran layer. 


 Rice is sold immediately after harvesting as farmers lack storage facilities. The rice is also dried out quickly after harvesting to prevent spoiling. Rice\paddy is mainly sold to more prominent millers by farmers for processing. For small scale farmers, cultivation and harvesting take place manually.


White rice lacks most of the nutritional content such as minerals, iron, and riboflavin. The brown rice is more nutritious with high levels of proteins. Other nutrients contained include calcium, iron, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, and fats. 


The waste, by-products, and remains are useful in the manufacture of chicken feeds. Broken rice undergoes processing to give rise to rice flour and starch. The hulls removed during the processing of rice are useful in the manufacture of industrial chemical\furfural, fertilizers, automated grading, packing material and fuel. The rice straws give rise to broom straws, packing material, garments, mats, roof thatching, livestock bedding and livestock feeds.


 Rice packaging is in 25 and 50kg bags. It is also packed in 500g and 1kg bags and packed in cartons. Rice is store dry with a moisture content of below 12%. Rice for export is shipped. The biggest importers of rice include the USA, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and China. 


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