China is the most populous country in the world and also a country of numerous farmers. China’s agriculture feeds a population of 1.37 billion of whose 48.8% of the population lives at the rural region. In the current situation, the rural population is 44.39% as per in the China (total % of the population). Land resources are scare: with 22% of the world’s population, china has only 8% of the world’s farmland about 0.1 hectares per capital. The portion of agriculture in China’s GDP dropped from 28.1% in 1978 to 11.8% in 2005.
The agricultural sector of Guatemala makes up 13.6% of the GDP and 31% of the labor force. The most important of these agricultural exports are sugar, coffee, a variety of vegetables, and bananas. The distribution of income in Guatemala is very unequal; the richest twenty percent of the population accounts for over 51% of Guatemala’s overall consumption. Over half of Guatemala’s population lives below the poverty line, and almost a fourth of this nation lives in extreme poverty. 79% of these people who live below the poverty line in extreme poverty are from indigenous groups.
The Republic of Congo possesses the lowest GDP per capita in the world- therefore making it the poorest country in the world (Kaswala). According to the ‘Borgen Project’- Congo’s GDP per capita in 2012 was a mere $370 comparing to the richest country at the time (Quatar) with a GDP per capita of $100,000 (Kaswala). Now in 2015, Congo’s GDP has increased, but only by little. It now has a GDP per capita of $435 (Finance).
The population of Lesotho holds a large proportion of poor people, and is low on the UN Human Development Index. The country also has high levels of HIV/AIDS. While adult literacy is high, access to basic services is still a problem in the country, and unemployment is relatively high. Lesotho is classified as the 12th Least Developed Country in the World, and ranking at 8th position amongst the top 10 worst African economies. Lesotho is Sub-Saharan Africa’s second-largest exporter of clothing and textiles.
Haiti, which was once the most lucrative agricultural colony of its time, is today ranked 145 out of 169 countries, according to the United Nations Human Development Index in 2010. In 2003, 80% of Haiti's population fell below the poverty line, a number that is likely to have increased since the earthquake in 2010. Their economy is based primarily in the agricultural sector, with the majority of production devoted to coffee, mangoes, sugarcane, rice, corn, and sorghum (CIA 2011). Though agriculture is a major part of the economy of Haiti, there is little governmental support for the agricultural sector. This has had a negative effect on Haitian food production because of the financial mandates imposed since the 1980's by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), including structural adjustment programs (SAPs).
In fact, chocolate industry in United States accounts for 13 billion dollars and people consume 3.1 million pounds every year. However, 45 percent of the chocolate that we consume are made in Ivory Coast. At the first glance this is not a bad idea because many companies outsource their activity to other less developed countries because of the lower labor Coast. But in Ivory Coast chocolate farmers kidnap and
The Congo in Africa was taken over and controlled by Belgium. Belgium 's ruler, King Leopold II, was the major influence of Congo being controlled by Belgium. The Congo is located in Central Africa and is a landlocked country. The country is one of the largest on the Africa continent. The Congo obtains three mountain ranges, a large river, and has a tropical climate.
Even developed nations are no exception for food wastage. In the US, 3.1 crore tones of food is being wasted every year. In Europe and North America, per capita food grains wastage stands at 95 to 115 kgs, whereas in Sub-Saharan Africa and East Asian countries, it stands at as low as 6 to 11 kgs. In poorer countries, loss is high at production stage, whereas in rich countries, wastage is high it consumption level. The wastage is high in fruits and vegetables which is nearly 50 percent.
Because they offer perishable products they are a sheltered industry. As of 2013 Whole Foods Inc. operated 8 stores in Canada and 7 in the United Kingdom. While operating internationally, the majority of their profits still comes from the US due to the large amount of stores built in the United States. Canada is considered one of the largest countries in the world, just second to Russia. Its population though is quite small compared to its size.
Tomlinson explains, India's export trade was composed of mainly agrarian produces like raw cotton, raw jute, rice, tea, oilseeds, and wheat, which were sold to North America, Europe, and Britain. However, increasingly simple manufactured goods had been exported. Great Britain was the most important trading partner, yet British exports to India remained significantly larger then imports from the colony. Britain accounted for 60% of all imports in 1913. The Indian market was not equally lucrative to all British exporters; to the staple industry, cotton textile manufacturers, and producers of engineering products, however, the Indian market was of immense importance.