Agriculture in Japan
|Authors & editors|
|Publisher||Milling & Grain|
|Year of publication||2020|
|Scope & content||Eastern countries are recognised primarily in the milling industry as key producers of rice, but the market for other food and feed materials in Japan is also growing by an impressive amount year on year. Japan, as well as South Korea, are some of the largest importers of wheat and corn, with Japan importing on average four million tonnes (mt) of wheat per annum... Read more. |
Agriculture currently accounts for 1.2 percent of the country's economy, a surprisingly low number, largely due to the difficult terrain in Japan that minimises available land resources for farming. Only 12 percent of the land in Japan is cultivable, as much of the land is mountainous, and so imports are heavily relied upon in order to produce sufficient quantities of food for the 126 million people residing in Japan... Read more.