France agriculture continues to be a very important segment in the economy of France although it provides only 4% employment to the people of France.[br]Gross domestic productivity or GDP contribution by France agriculture is only of 3%.
There has been a reduction in the labor force engaged in France agriculture by 60% since 1970.
Farms of France export France agriculture products which far outnumber any other EU country. France is the only European country to be fully self dependent with regard to food production.
Wheat, Beef, Wine, Sugar etc., impart significant value of exports in France agriculture
The France agriculture products to be imported comprise of cotton, vegetable oils, tobacco and other tropical products.
The principal France agriculture products, status in the European Nation, world position and capacity are given below in a tabulated form:
|Principal France agriculture products||Status in the European Country||World Position||Capacity(in million tonnes)|
|Beef and Veel||1st||6th||1,815,000 tonnes|
Facts about France Agriculture:
Despite Northern part of France being most productive, vineyards of Languedoc, Bordeaux districts, Burgundy, flower gardens,Orchards of Provence, Olive groves contribute immensely to the economy of France.
Cereals like barley, sorghum, corn,oats, wheat, France industrial crops like flax, sugar beet ,wine and root crops like potatoes are among the most important France agriculture products.