Banana imports are moderately concentrated. The main import areas are Europe, United States, and Japan. Together, all three countries are accounted for at least seventy percent of the world’s import. Banana imports have drastically had an incredible rate of growth in the past few decades. Works Cited http://www.ipmcenters.org/cropprofiles/docs/hibananas.html
(see Figure 4, Zhao Guozhi, 2005) Up to now, as the world's largest importer of sesame seeds, Japan imports an amazing amount every year. It imports almost all its domestically consumed sesame. In 2013, the nation imported 141,573 tons. (Ippei Tanoue, 2014). Its trade accounted 25 percent for the world trade volume.
This shade house effect reduces evapo transpiration rates and raises humidity, which facilitates a secondary food production system by introducing other plant species. The global production of date fruits is about 5.4 mn metric tons per year. The five largest producers are Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, & Iraq. Approximately, 93% of dates gathered in the country are consumed within. Date palm is a traditional crop and in current decades, has gained taking in 40 countries including US, South Africa, and Australia.
KASAHUN BANTE P10) When comes to Economic aspect, coffee is the second most traded product in the world after petroleum. As the country’s economy is dependent on agriculture, which accounts for about 45 percent of the GDP, 90 percent of exports and 80 percent of total employment, coffee is one of the most important commodities to the Ethiopian economy. It has always been the country’s most important cash crop and largest export commodity. (Zelalem Tesera p
Temperature Temperatures should not be lower than 7°C at night and at least 13°C to 16°C in daytime. Tomatoes require a temperature of 18°C or higher to ripen. Lycopene will not develop at temperatures above 30°C. pH Tomatoes prefer a slightly acidic soil and will grow well in a pH of 5.5 – 6.8 Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium Use a general organic fertilizer to provide the soil with nutrients and add compost. Planting depth Dig holes slightly bigger than the root balls of the plants; Spacing between plants 45 cm (Plants can be spaced closer) Spacing between rows 75 cm Propagation Start in seedling trays.
Producing a good watermelon is a bit tricky in the short northern season. Gardeners in northern areas should choose early varieties and use transplants. Mulching with black plastic film also promotes earliness by warming the soil beneath the plastic. Floating row covers moderate temperatures around the young plants, providing some frost protection in unseasonable cold spells. Harvesting is particularly critical because watermelons do not continue to ripen after they have been removed from the vine.
In the U.S., peanuts are the most popular nut choice and comprise 67% of all nut consumption (The Peanut Institute). Peanuts have been around for nearly 3500 years and they originated in South America, predominately Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru. Originally, this plant was grown by the natives of the New World during the 16th century. Since this was a time of European expansion, peanuts were taken to Asia, Europe, Pacific Islands, and Africa. Mostly Portuguese explorers were the ones that carried peanuts to West Africa.
It is cultivated in the world on 159,531 thousands hectares with 885289 thousand tons production (FAO 2011). In Pakistan maize is third important cereal after wheat and rice and plays a considerable role in the overall progress of the national economy. It is cultivated on 910 thousand hectares with a yield of 3885.7 kg/ha and total production 3536 thousand tons in Pakistan (FAO 2012). Punjab is the major producer of maize with total grain production 2959.2 thousand tons, yield 5444 kg/ha and area under cultivation 543.6 thousands hectares. KPK is at 2nd with 740.5 thousand tons grain production, 1751 kg/ha yield and 422.9 thousands hectares area, while Baluchistan is at 3rd with total grain production 5.7 thousand tons, total yield 1096 kg/ha and 5.2 thousand hectares area under maize cultivation.
Almonds form part of the cash crops grown in California. Almonds are used as ingredients in making pastry and also as a milk supplement. The region is one of the suppliers of the commodity and many other states, and outside countries depend on its almond yield. However, the growing of this crop is currently hindered by the prolonged drought that is entering its fourth year. Both the farmers and the residents are worried of the phenomenon that has led to the shortage of water for the agricultural and domestic activities.
Brin Berge April 2014 The Future of the Portobello Mushroom (agaricus bisporus) as an Environmentally Sustainable and Nutritious Food Source Introduction Agaricus bisporus is the scientific name for the Portobello mushroom. The Portobello mushroom is one of the most widely cultivated and consumed edible mushrooms in the world. It is the most common edible mushroom in the United States, and has been since 1800. 50%Fifty percent of Portobello mushroom cultivation occurs in Pennsylvania. The industry brings in about 800 million dollars per year.