Top 10 Agricultural Countries by GDP Contribution 2015
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Indonesia is an archipelago of thousands of islands covering 1,919,440 km² land on which 259 mil-lion people reside.
It’s capital is Jakarta and is known for its beaches and volcanoes. It also has a rich wildlife base with tigers, elephants, and Komodo dragons. Its GDP per capita is $11,135. Agri-culture employees more than 40% of the workforce and occupies around 30% land (60% in Java alone).
Indonesia is moving its agricultural practices from being heavily-dependent pesticide and fertilisers to using sustainable and organic farming methods though the move is feared reduce productivity. In terms of irrigation the lowland agriculture in Indonesia is irrigated, while upland agriculture is rain-fed. Indonesia is known for plantation of palm oil, rubber, cocoa, coffee, tea, rice, cassava, and tropical spices. It is also the dominates the top 10 list in production of Tobacco, sugarcane, soy-beans, rice, tea and rubber. The country has also become self sufficient in rice (Indonesia’s staple) production with the help of a massive intensification program for low- land rice.
Agriculture contribution to GDP (USD millions): 127076.664