Chad is a land-locked, low-income, food-deficit country, ranked163th out of 169 countries in the 2010 UNDP Human Development Index (WFP). It ranks among the poorest nations in the world, with 55 percent of its 11.2 million citizens living below the poverty line and 36 percent living in extreme poverty (World Bank).

Agricultural Production
Agricultural Production2011201220132014
Rice Production
FAO 2013
172,567 MT280,000 MT330,000 MT213,000 MT
Wheat Production
FAO 2012
1,723 MT8,750 MT1,757 MT809.00 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2012
195,000 MT340,000 MT390,000 MT252,000 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2010201120122013
Rice Exports
FAO 2013
0.00 MT0.00 MT0.00 MT0.00 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2010201120122013
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
10,936 MT1,012 MT7,850 MT1,016 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2010
12,590 MT11,500 MT17,812 MT17,791 MT