With just 7% of the world’s arable land, Cʜɪɴᴀ feeds 22% of the world’s people. Agriculture occupies a considerable amount of land. Numerous building walls, traffic triangles, and road embankments are all used to grow vegetables. There is irrigated land covering 545,960 square kilometers in Cʜɪɴᴀ. Compared to Iɴᴅɪᴀ, where just 23% of cropland is irrigated, 40% of Cʜɪɴᴀ’s cropland is. Cʜɪɴᴀ has a yield per acre that is double that of Iɴᴅɪᴀ on average.
Cʜɪɴᴀ has historically had difficulty feeding its enormous people. Famines continued to regularly decimate Cʜɪɴᴀ’s population well into the twentieth century. Agriculture has always been prioritized, but bad luck, conflicts, and politics frequently thwarted the best-laid plans. The relative contribution of agriculture to the gross domestic product (GDP) started to rise yearly with the introduction of reforms in the late 1970s.
Agriculture’s output climbed from 30% of GDP in 1980 to 33% of GDP by 1983, driven by strong increases in commodity prices and a trend toward privatization. However, since that time, the services sector has grown while agriculture’s economic contribution has dropped. Even though by 2004 agriculture contributed only 15.2 percent to Cʜɪɴᴀ’s GDP, it was still enormous. In 2004, 46.9% of the total workforce in the country worked in agriculture, forestry, and fishing.
The world’s largest user of both ᴍᴇᴀᴛ and grain is Cʜɪɴᴀ. People are consuming more ᴍᴇᴀᴛ and cooking oil as economies become more prosperous, which has raised deᴍᴀɴd for soybeans as an oil source and as a feed for cattle. Additionally, Cʜɪɴᴀ utilizes the most fertilizer of any other nation.
Since Cʜɪɴᴀ joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, prospects for exporting food have emerged, leading to the development of even more productive farming ᴍᴇᴛʜods. As a result, cash crops of vegetables and fruit for domestic and international trade have replaced traditional areas like grain production.
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