Top 10 Agricultural Countries by GDP Contribution 2015

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Here is a list of the top 10 agricultural countries in the world 2015. Agriculture is the most important industry for any country. From growing crops for self-sustainability to growing cash crops for ex-ports to generating maximum employment, agriculture and farming have been evolving since centu-ries and has become the backbone of any economy. Irrigation, hybrid seeds, latest technologies etc have all helped the world agriculture grow and as the need for more crops increases, this would fur-ther become a more prominent sector than ever.

10. France

France lies in Western Europe located in between Germany and Spain and laid on 640,679 km² of land.

The country has a population of 64 million, of which only 3-7% are included in agricultural activities, and GDP per capita of 42,503.30 USD (2013). The country is known for couture fashion houses, art museums like the Louvre, Notre Dame and monuments like the Eiffel Tower, located in its capital - Paris. France is also known for its museums, cheese variety, politeness, and trains.According to the European Federation of Animal Sciences, France has 50% as agricultural land and 30% are forests and accounts for 16% of the EU’s agricultural land. It is the major agricul-tural power in the EU. Some of the major crops grown are sugar beets, cereals, and oilseeds. It is also known for production of wine, milk, beef and veal. France is the second largest producer of sugar beat and is also in top 10 lists for production of Maize, Potatoes, Grapes, Oats and Barley.

Agriculture contribution to GDP (USD millions): 54090.891

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