Analysis of Some of the Foods Exporters in the World
Across the globe, approximately 108 million are affected by the global food crisis at the beginning of the year 2017. This is an increase of 35 percent compared to what was experienced in 2015. Therefore, the future could present us with more challenges as a result of increased population and diminishing resources. Manmade problems too continue to be a major factor driving the food crisis. This is due to man’s activities that lead to global warming and desertification leading to more extended droughts.
Therefore food production is decreasing in the worst-hit countries meaning they have to export food from other nations. The countries in urgent need for food solutions include Yemen, Syria, South Sudan, Somalia, Northeastern Nigeria, among others. These countries depend on food aid since they can’t manage to import enough food. This is a global challenge and needs to be looked at seriously. The world’s biggest food producers are salvaging the global crisis by exporting food to countries with less food to feed their population. Here is an analysis of some of the countries that export food.
The average annual income that Malaysia gets from food export is $26 billion. This Asian country is known for the production of rice which is a staple food to the Malaysians. Malaysia exports very little rice leaving the rest of the rice for domestic consumption. Malaysia’s top exports include Meat, Pineapples, Pepper, and also Palm oil. Through these exports, the country is able to generate 12% of its GDP.
Thailand makes up to $31 billion on average every year from exports. The country is also a good producer of Rice and is one of the major rice exporters globally. With Agriculture being a major economic activity, the country manages to export to other nations and the top exports include fish, frozen shrimps, pineapples, and rice.
The average income that Australia gets from exports per year is $32, and this accounts for up to 202% of the global exports put together. Agricultural land in Australia is 12%, and from this land, the major exports include cereals, oilseeds, and grain legumes. Globally, the country ranks position 8 among the top food exporters. Lupine and chickpeas are among the top agricultural produce, with the country ranking 5th producer of Lupine and 9th biggest producer of chickpeas.
Indonesia has been exporting food to other nations, and the total income from the exports total to $36 billion. This contribution to global food exports amounts to 2.4%. Since the year 2010 to 2016, the country has seen an 8% rise in total food exports. Therefore the country continues to perform well when it comes to food production. Agriculture accounts for the countries 14.4% GDP and employs up to 49 million people which make 41% of the country’s total workforce. Palm oil is the highest export followed by others which include coconuts, pepper, and vegetables among others.
Worldwide, the US continues to dominate the top position as the largest exporter of food. The US exports a large number of plant and animal produce to the rest of the world.