Ag Around the World, Holly Spangler's 30 Day Blog Challenge

Greek Limitations

The country of Greece has a rather poor sector of agriculture compared to other neighboring countries. Around 70% of the land in Greece cannot be used for farming due to the lack of nutrients in the soil. Not only is the soil deprived of nutrients but Greece has a very low amount of rainfall which is not an ideal combination for growing crops. Even though the traditional crops such as corn, wheat and soybeans do not grow well due to the weather conditions, cotton and tobacco thrive. Greece is also a very large grower of olives which is then used to produce olive oil. The olive oil is one of the biggest exported products of Greece. Livestock in Greece has evolved over the recent years and continues to do so. Goat and sheep milk is a major product that is exported from Greece. The sheep milk is processed and used to make Greece’s famous feta cheese which is also exported to demanding countries. At the start of the 21stcentury agriculture in Greece began to slow drastically. This eliminated many jobs and left many workers unemployed due to this fall. Many cooperatives have now joined forces with the Greek government in attempt to bring back the agricultural tradition and the jobs that come along with it. The government offers many different services such has low renting prices on farm equipment in order to encourage farming and the production of agriculture at a low cost.

Resources:

http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Europe/Greece-AGRICULTURE.html

http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Europe/Greece-AGRICULTURE.html

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