Worldwide trends and facts in agriculture (1)

Giessen –

Farmer as food provider in industrial country (the effect of technological development):
1900 : A single farmer can feed 4 people.
1950 : One farmer could already feed 10 people.
2012 : A single farmer using modern technology and equipment can feed 129 people.
(Bunderministerium fuer Ernaehrung und Landwirtschaft, 2013).

Asia accounts for 42.3 percent of global meat production. America produces 31.4 percent, followed by Europe (18.7 percent) and Africa (5.6 percent).

There are more than 7 billion people on earth. One in every nine people around the world goes to bed in hungry every night.
(FAO, 2015).


Around 98% of the world hungry live in developing countries. Of that number, 29% live in Africa and 64% in the Asia-Pacific region.
(FAO, 2015; National Geographic, 2014).

In 2013, agriculture contribute on average 3 percent of global GDP. There are however, considerable regional differences: Farming represents 19 percent of GDP in South Asia but only 1 percent in North America.

People on USA allocate 6.4 percent on their annual living cost for food and drinks. On the other hand, people in Nigeria spend 56.6 of their disposable income for food product. In no other country is the percentage this high.

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