Worldwide trends and facts on agriculture (2)

Yield of maize, rice, wheat, and Soybean all need to increase 60 percent by 2050, to meet the demand of a growing population and the changes in humans' diet. Currently, growths in yield are short of the target. In order to preserve natural resources it is necessary to increase the harvests from the existing area … Continue reading Worldwide trends and facts on agriculture (2)

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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 … Continue reading Worldwide trends and facts in agriculture (1)