Brazil leads yield increase in the world, USDA says


A study authored by the United States Department of Agriculture revealed that Brazil has led the increase of agricultural yields considering a ranking of all countries in the world. From 2006 to 2010, the years that the survey accounted, agricultural productivity jumped 4.6 percent in the South American country. Brazil was followed in the list by China (3.25 percent), Chile (3.08 percent) and Japan (2.86 percent).

The greater advances in Brazil were seen in crops like rice, corn, soybeans, and wheat, but the study considers an average of all products. From 1975 to 2015, the average of productivity growth in the country was 3.58 percent on average per year.


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