The portion of agriculture in China’s GDP dropped from 28.1% in 1978 to 11.8% in 2005. In China, the food producing enterprises like agriculture and its allied activities livestock farming the small and marginal farmers have dominated horticulture, floriculture; aquaculture etc. small farmers cultivating small plots of land characterize agriculture in Asia (NCESU, 2008). China has the world third largest area of 960 million square kilometers, the arable area is only 107 million hectare, only 7% of the global arable land. Therefore, agriculture is the fundamental industry not only to guarantee the supply to food and other agricultural products for the huge population
The water surface area of all the Great Lakes is 95,000 square miles (245,759 square km). The largest surface area of freshwater in the world. This would cover an area about the size of the state of Oregon. The water volume of the Great Lakes is 5,500 cubic miles (22,809 cubic km), 90% of U.S. supply, 18% of
The Great Wall of China is one of the largest building projects ever carried out. It is so large it can be seen from space. It was built in the 220–206 B.C.E. by Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. It took approximately 20 years.
It has more freshwater than any other state. People come to Quebec each year from more than 100 countries. Helping to give to multicultural character of state and driving the Quebec economy. At over 7.9 million people in Quebec population is almost one quarter of Canada 's total. In recent decades the government of Quebec has pushed its power to help strengthen the unique culture of the state.
Between 2000 and 2010, 4 million people were provided with AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome) (Global Fund Aids Tuberculosis and Malaria (2012). Greening the farm lands and improving agriculture of developing countries could also be one of the effective ways to increase food availability and water efficiency, reduce hunger and at the same time lay a foundation between local farmers and international experience. Studies have shown that for every 10% increase in farming, there has been a 7% reduction in poverty in Africa and more than 5% in Asia (Jules Pretty, 2006). Increase in employment opportunities and labor productivity can definitely lead to the economic growth of the country. Economic growth alleviates the poverty with productivity increases of workers, either in their current occupation, or in new jobs or opportunities for self-employment.
Huan Guan points how technology has become useless as the tools are poor quality and ineffective all around, so the main concern with the Hans about technology is its usefulness. For example Farmers were more valued in Chinese society, it was believed that farmers help provide for all of the people including the upper class and if something benefitted them it benefitted everyone. Huan Tan begins showing how technology was improved upon drastically “the benefit was increased a hundredfold.” (Doc 3). This not only show the Han’s concern for effectiveness, but also if it was easier for the people to use. On the other hand in the Romn society technology was barely ever improved on or even created for that matter.
The issue of population growth and over population that was most challenging to me was the lack of solutions to the issue. The world population and its growth are not sustainable, I understand that there are ways to control population, such as birth control, education and a head tax. However, I question how realistic population control is and how effective can it be. For instance, the suggestion that development may reduce overpopulation seems to be counterproductive, as development also increases environmental degradation. Similarly, as the article we read for the first week of class states education helps reduce overpopulation but the more educated the society, the higher the incomes, the more resources they consume (McKeown, 10).
Globalization has also contributed to improving the quality of education, health care and standard of living for Cambodians. During the 2008-2009 economic crisis, Cambodia experienced a stagnation of real GDP. However, in 2010-2011, GDP increased again to 6%. Its GDP should continue to grow at an annual rate of 6.5% between 2012 and 2013 (World Bank, 2017). Cambodia has acquired international trade with several countries, such as China, South Korea and
It has the largest and tallest tree in the world, a 379-foot redwood. A single redwood can hold 34,000 pounds of water by itself. The oldest redwood is about 2,520 years old. That means it was around at the birth of the Roman Republic and was already 500 years old when Rome became an empire. Redwood National Park is a refuge for plants and animals.