Agricultural production in Western Europe is set to decline over the coming decade by around 3 percent, with output in Africa and Asia expected to increase. This is one of the predictions of a report, released by the OECD and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.
South and East Asia – which includes China and India – are the world’s biggest producers of a wide array of agricultural products. Growth in output will remain high in the region, the report said. “The coming decade is likely to add new challenges, in particular, the need to reconcile high output levels with increasingly stringent standards for sustainable production. Nonetheless, the region is expected to expand agricultural and fish production by 17% over the outlook period.”