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Developing countries


Looking forward, the FAO anticipates that developing countries  will raise their crop production from 1990-2010, in part by raising yield and growing more crops per year on the same land, but also by expanding area. The anticipated areal expansion is greatest in subSaharan Africa, East Asia, and Latin America. Over all developing countries, FAO expects arable area will expand 12% while population expands 47%. The rising production will come 66% from higher yields, 13% from more frequent cropping, and 21% from expanding area (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1993[FotUN93], 104).

Yasuko Kitajima
Thu Jun 19 16:20:56 PDT 1997