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Fruit And Vegetable Production In The Developing World

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Fruit And Vegetable Production In The Developing World

  1. 1. Fruit and Vegetable Production in the Developing World By: Scott Venner
  2. 2. Past production <ul><li>From 1986-1995 production in developing countries increased by 4.11% annually </li></ul><ul><li>In Vietnam vegetables provide about $650 of added value per farm </li></ul><ul><li>South America number 1 exporter of fruits and vegetable for developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>China experiencing greatest growth in fruit and vegetable production </li></ul>
  3. 3. Challenges <ul><li>Poor infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of food standards and grading </li></ul><ul><li>Importer concerns about food safety </li></ul><ul><li>Absence of cold storage. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Positive effects <ul><li>food specialists believe that spicy vegetables can help dissolve fat and reduce its sediment in human tissues. </li></ul><ul><li>Some specialists believe that spicy foods help the human body to be cancer-resistant </li></ul><ul><li>Producers of cotton, sugar and tobacco diversify into fruit and vegetables, maintaining better soil quality </li></ul>
  5. 5. Future production <ul><li>As Global Warming continues and the atmosphere continues to have a greater amount of CO2 in the air oranges will experience greater growth with higher levels of vitamin C </li></ul><ul><li>Future Vegetable production will depend on improving people's standard of living </li></ul><ul><li>China wants to develop or to introduce spicy vegetables </li></ul>
  6. 6. Summary <ul><li>Fruit and vegetable production has increased dramatically since the 1980’s </li></ul><ul><li>This industry provides many jobs in countries with already high unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit and vegetable consumption has increased greatly resulting in less micro nutrient deficiencies </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges are slow to be worked out but they are being fixed as needed. </li></ul><ul><li>This industry looks like an economically viable industry for the future in these countries </li></ul>
  7. 7. References <ul><li>Science Direct, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Volume 90, Issue 1 , June 2002, Pages 1-7 Published by Elsevier Science B.V http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T3Y-4606S0V-1&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=82fcef3b06bf9a8abe9afec4860fa037 </li></ul><ul><li>Andrea Segrè GLOBAL HORTICULTURAL IMPACT: FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, June 1998 Rome Italy http://www.agrsci.unibo.it/wchr/wc1/segre.html </li></ul><ul><li>M . VAN DUYN, Overview of the Health Benefits of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption for the Dietetics Professional Selected Literature Journal of the American Dietetic Association , Volume 100 , Issue 12 , Pages 1511 - 1521 </li></ul><ul><li>http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S000282230000420X </li></ul><ul><li>Google Images http://images.google.com/imghp?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&btnG=Search+Images </li></ul>

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