Where does the world’s food grow? (Maps: 1: Crop with largest share of area harvested, 2010; 2: Predominant Cereal, 2010; 3: Lead Cash Crop, 2010; 4: Percent change in area harvested, 2000 to 2010) http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/future-development/posts/2016/...
"Between 2000 and 2010, most developing countries saw only modest shifts in the share of land area harvested to each crop category. Even among the five countries mentioned above with the greatest amount of area expansion, none of them saw any category of crops change by more than 10 percentage points. In Indonesia, for example, there was a shift away from cereals (-5 percentage points) and oils (-3) alongside growth in cash crops (+10). Meanwhile India saw a relative decline in cereals (-6) accompanied by balanced expansion in oils (+1), pulses (+2), fruits and vegetables (+2), and cash crops (+1). Conversely, Tanzania’s growth was slightly weighted toward cereals (+8) and somewhat evenly away from the other crop categories. South America offers a notable exception to general stability across crop shares. Between 2000 and 2010, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay all experienced rapid increases in the share of land harvested to oils, particularly soybeans, and declines in area for cereals. In Uruguay, land for soybeans grew from only 1 percent of area harvested in 2000 to a whopping 42 percent by 2010. Meanwhile, soybeans grew from 35 to 56 percent share in Argentina and from 26 to 34 percent share in Brazil." ‎- Eivind
Russia has no food :D ‎- silpol
@silpol: Russia isn't developing :-P ‎- Eivind
I know driving in Washington is a pain, but someone really should have made the trip over to the USDA to get their crop data. :-P ‎- John B.
Also, it's sort of weird that they have most of the other former soviet republics but not Russia itself. ‎- John B.
@dendroica: " Information is assessed for 140 developing countries with available data, all classified by the World Bank as low- or middle-income as of 2011. That year Russia was still officially listed as a developing country, but was also a member of the Group of Eight industrialized nations. It is therefore excluded from the sample." From the methodology chapter in the paper. ‎- Eivind

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