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Top 5 Agriculture Giants in 2024

The agricultural industry is booming and 2024 is going to witness a major contribution from these top five countries. Check them out!

Sarbani Bhattacharjee
Top 5 Agriculture Giants in 2024 (This image has been created with MidJourney)
Top 5 Agriculture Giants in 2024 (This image has been created with MidJourney)

Agriculture is the backbone of many economies, based on various scientific and environmental factors. Let us take a quick look at the top 5 powerhouses of agriculture around the globe. Read On.

1. China:

Despite having only 10% of the world's arable land, China emerges as a global agricultural juggernaut. The country's strategic focus on staple crops like rice, wheat, and maize allows it to feed a staggering 22% of the world's population. China's power lies in its dedication to research, advanced farming techniques, and mechanization.

2. The United States:

The United States leads global agricultural production with a diverse array of crops, with corn taking the lead, producing a staggering 247,882,000 metric tons. Soybeans, wheat, cotton, and hay follow suit, contributing to the country's position as a leading exporter of agricultural products. With a flourishing livestock industry and a meticulous commitment to technological innovation, the United States remains a giant in global food security and trade.

3. Brazil:

Brazil presents itself among the top 3 because its fertile land, favorable climate, and adequate water supply facilitate the cultivation of a myriad of crops, including soybeans, sugarcane, corn, coffee, and oranges. 7% of the Brazilian farming land is used to cultivate soybeans. The country leads the world in soybean production and meat exports with a burgeoning livestock sector and a robust economy buoyed by agricultural contributions. In the last 20 years, about 25% of Brazil's GDP is due to its agricultural industry.

4. India:

India is the world's largest producer of milk, jute, and pulses, while also ranking as the second-largest producer of rice, wheat, groundnut, sugarcane, and cotton. It has a rich heritage of spices, fish, livestock, and plantation crops. Indian agriculture sustains livelihoods for millions. The country's geographical and climatic diversity supports a vast range of crops, ensuring a steady supply of grains, pulses, oilseeds, fruits, and vegetables. Rice and wheat stand as staple crops. There is a significant hike in the contribution of the agricultural industry to the GDP of India.

5. Russia:

Russia so is widely spread across multiple climatic zones that it emerges at the top when it comes to agricultural production. Grains like wheat, barley, and corn thrive in its fertile soil, with Russia emerging as one of the world's leading wheat exporters. Oilseeds such as sunflower and soybeans contribute significantly to agricultural productivity. There has been a hike in employment opportunities as agriculture in Russia is a highly profitable business.

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