Germany Agriculture

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Germany Agriculture comprises of a small segment of the economy of Germany.

Germany agriculture marked a gradual decline during the 20th century and by the year 1989 accounted for only 1.6% of the GDP or Gross Domestic productivity.
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Although East Germany agriculture GDP was double the West Germany agriculture GDP, in spite of the two Germany is uniting, the Germany agriculture GDP or the gross domestic productivity accounts for only 2%.

However, Germany agriculture continues to be significant from the political point of view.

Farms in Germany witnessed a steady decline in number from 1.6 million in the year 1950 to around 630,000 in the year 1990.

Even though there was a sharp drop in the existence of the number of farms, Germany agriculture witnessed a rise in agricultural productivity.

The rise in productivity despite the decrease in the number of farms can be attributed to the fact that technologies to enhance agricultural output was employed.

Surprisingly, in the year 1990, one farmer could provide food for 75 people.

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Products of Germany agriculture differs from place to place.

Vegetable farms and fruit orchards surround big cities. River valleys present in West and South Germany are interspersed with vineyards mainly along rivers Main and Rhine.

In low lying lands of North Germany sugar beets and cereals are cultivated.

In comparatively hilly regions, beef, pork, milk, vegetables are produced by farmers.

Bavaria mainly produces beer.

After 1960, Germany agriculture policies, Germany agriculture laws and Germany agriculture regulations were framed in Brussels after extensive dialogues between the states producing food and between the states consuming food.

The purpose of talks between the states producing food and between the states consuming food was to achieve more income for the food producers and at the same time keeping the costs low to prevent revolts from the consumers.

In order to bridge the difference, CAP or common agricultural policy was implemented.
This is an export subsidy program and also a plain subsidy project. Both the projects benefit Germany agriculture farmers and also the EU(European Union) farmers.