Agriculture Across the World

Agriculture in The US as in Brazil!

Agriculture - The science or practice of farming, including the cultivation of soil for crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products.

The Purpose of the USDA

The USDA is the government entity, which provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy. The mission is to help improve economic opportunity through innovation to help rural America thrive and help agricultural production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others all around the world.

Agriculture in Brazil

Brazil Demographics

  • Population: 201,009,622 people
  • Type of Government: Federal Republic (Representatives are elected to office)
  • Poverty Level: 21.4%
  • Agricultural Agency: Brazilian Agricultural Research Agency (EMBPRAPA)
  • State of Education System: 15% earn a degree
  • Average Household Income: 10,548 BRL
  • Average Family Size: Average of 1.81 children per woman
  • Religious Beliefs: 73.6% of population is Roman Catholic
  • Animal Rights: The Brazilian Animal Rights Review
  • Economic Advantages/Disadvantages: Strong Agricultural economy / Major Debt
  • Technology: Broadcast Media, Telephones, Internet

Farming in Brazil

This country is technologically advanced, the technology is similar to that in the United States. This advances farming and agriculture, which is one of their most important components to their economy. The majority of the technology advanced farmers are located in Southern Brazil.

Common Crops

  • Coffee
  • Soy Beans
  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Corn
  • Sugarcane
  • Cocoa
  • Citrus
  • Beef

Common Animals

  • Livestock
  • Cattle

Commonly Consumed Foods

  • Pizza
  • Beans
  • Meat
  • Fruits
  • Seafood

Brazil Farming vs US Farming

Acres are more easily attainable in Brazil ($5.30 - $8,800 per acre), whereas in the US it costs over $1,000 an acre. The technology used for farming in each country is similar, using machinery, such as tractors. The animals used in farming or agriculture are similar such as livestock and cattle, but the main area of growth in America is in the dairy area with Milk and other dairy products.