Agriculture Of Germany

By Will Stewart

Agriculture

Agriculture is the science or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products


Germany

Location

Population

81,147,265 people

Government

Germany's government is Federal Republic. A Federal Republic is a federation of states with a republic type government.


Poverty Level

The poverty level of Germany is 6.6%


The Federal Office for Agriculture and Food

This is Germany's USDA


Education System

99% of the population is educated and gets a degree


Average Household Incomes

In Germany, the household income is 27,213 U.S. Dollars


Average Family Size

The German average family size is 1.36 children per mother

Religious Beliefs

Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%


Animal rights/Welfare Issues

Germany guarantees animal rights. Germany's animal welfare is one of the strictest in the world. They guarantee the safety of animals and give them good treatment and medicine. There is not many welfare issues in Germany.



Economic Advantages/Disadvantages

Germany is benefited by the Euro. This makes trade easier for everyone in the agricultural business. They are members of the European Union which also brings some disadvantages.


Technology

The science in Germany is much like our own. Their vehicles are much like our own as well as the rest of their farming equipment


Farming in Germany

German technology is very advanced. They have great machines and vehicles that get their work done much faster. This is needed for the decline in farms since the 1950's.


Common Crops

Some of the common crops in Germany are potatoes, carrots, onions, cabbage, red beets, grains, tomatoes, pears, zucchini and apples.


Common Animals

Some of the common breeds of cattle are German Holstein, the German Fleckvieh, and the German Braunvieh. Some breeds of pig are the Anglen Saddleback, Bentheim Black Pied, German Landrace, and the Swabian-Hall.


Commonly Consumed Foods

The potato is the most consumed food, introduced to them in the 1700's. They also eat a lot of pears, green beans, and bacon


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German Farming Experience in Canada 2012