Are you getting tired of the city life? You can’t stand all the hustle and bustle any more. You are seriously thinking about moving someplace isolated and starting your own little farm. In fact, not only do you want to move to a rural area, but you want to move to a rural area in another country. However, you should know that not all places in the world are equally good for farming. So in order to help you decide where to move, we at I Love Moving put together a list of the best countries in the world for farming. Not only do these countries provide favorable environment for their farmers, but they also invest a lot into the sector.
If the first thing that came to your mind when you read “Japan” weren’t rice field terraces, can you really consider yourself a farmer? Rice fields are not only stunningly beautiful, but they are an important pillar of the country’s economy as well.
Argentina’s weather and rich natural resources present a good basis for the country’s highly export-oriented agriculture. Farms in Argentina mostly produce wheat, soybeans, and maize.
Agriculture accounts for 9% of Turkey’s GDP, and almost a quarter of employment. The country has historically always been agriculture-oriented, at least to some extent, and it continues to be that way today. Some of its largest exporting produce includes tobacco, lentils, and figs.
Almost every other person in Pakistan is employed in agriculture. Pakistan alone produces more wheat than all of Africa, and almost as much as all of South America. Another thing Pakistan’s agricultural sector concentrates on is cotton.
Nigerians mostly produce fruit, beans, and nuts. About one third of all Nigerians are employed in the agricultural sector. If you are passionate about growing beans, cashew nuts, melons, rice, or yams, Nigeria is definitely a place for you.
You probably already know that this list would be incomplete without the world’s largest producer and exporter of coffee. But coffee is not all there is to this country. Brazil also produces significant amounts of sugar cane, soybeans, chicken, beef, wheat, corn, and cocoa.
Another country with almost half of the population working in agriculture, Indonesia definitely earns a place on this list. In fact, about one third of the country’s land is dedicated to agriculture. Some of the country’s most important commodities include palm oil, natural rubber, coffee, cocoa, tea, rice, and various tropical spices.
Being that almost 20% of India’s population works in the agricultural sector, it comes as no surprise that this country is considered one of the best ones in the world for farming. Major products include rice, cotton, tea, oilseed, and potatoes, while there is a whole culture revolving around Indian spices.
China is probably the best country in the world for agriculture. Not only does the agricultural sector employ more than 300 million farmers, but China is also the number one exporter and producer of rice, wheat, potatoes, tea, cotton, millet, soybeans, and many other products. In fact, China produces food for 20% of the world’s population!
Have you decided which of these countries suits your needs and preferences best? Then you have only one thing left to do – give I Love Moving a call and let us help you move and start your own farm!