Thailand has greater agricultural exports than all of Sub-Saharan Africa

Wake up and sell more coffee – Economist, September 19, 2015
[Thanks to Tom for pointing this out.]
…Sub-Saharan Africa’s share of agricultural exports has slipped to a quarter of its previous level; indeed, the entire region has been overtaken by a single country: Thailand (see chart). This is largely because Africa’s crop yields have improved at only half the pace of those elsewhere and are now, on average, a third to a half of those in the rich world. Farmers in Malawi harvest just 1.3 tonnes of maize per hectare compared with 10 tonnes in Iowa…

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One Response to Thailand has greater agricultural exports than all of Sub-Saharan Africa

  1. Wiz says:

    After the drought of 2015 and the looming drought of 2016 as the rainstorms failed to fill up the reservoirs in the North and the Northeast, Thai farmers had better learn to use less and less water but more on the recycled water from their home in addition to digging up their own pond to collect the rainwater along with irrigation dip technology from Israel or their own version of irrigation system that use less and less water. Better collect urine water to be mixed with recycled water and night soil to fill the paddy fields and orchards though.

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