North Asia Farming: near river valleys and low hills Rice, wheat, cotton, vegetables, tobacco, sugar beets, onions, grapes, apples Mountainous areas: main livelihood Raising livestock (cows, sheep) Livestock: milk, wool, meat
East Asia Rich mineral deposits (except Japan) Crop - rice is the most important crop - wheat the 2nd most important - beets, cabbage, potatoes - fruits: grapes, pears, peaches Animals - water buffalo, donkey, horse - camel, goat, cow
West Asia Mineral Resources: oil, petroleum, natural gas Iran: second highest natural gas reserve; 10% of the world’s petroleum reserve Saudi Arabia:tops the list in terms of petroleum production
West Asia Arable land - crops: tomatoes, onions, wheat - fruits: grapes, dates, melons, cherries, plums Animal Grazing
South Asia Spices, crops India, Ganges Plain Forests Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan Mangrove forests along the coasts Animals Karakul sheep, cows, etc.
Southeast Asia Forest Major part of the land of Myanmar and Brunei Philippines Water bodies Biodiversity various animals, reptiles, birds