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Farming and agriculture

Poland has 1.4 million self-sufficient or semi self-sufficient farms.

A family of four could live for 10 years off the bread that can be produced from one acre of wheat.

24 million jobs are supported by US farmers – more than the population of Australia.

It only takes 5¢ worth of wheat to produce a loaf of bread.

Each cider producer in Normandy, France can bottle up to 85,000 bottles of cider a year.

UN studies estimate that 30,000 hectares of coca leaves are illegally harvested in Bolivia every year.

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Cochabamba, Bolivia at 12,000m - The Granary of Bolivia

   

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