Americans enjoy a food supply that is abundant, affordable overall and among the world’s safest, thanks in large part to the efficiency and productivity of America’s farm and ranch families. The differences at the continental level, however, are more evident with a growth of 14 percent in Africa, 5.9 percent in Latin America, 5 percent in Asia, 10 percent in China, and just 1.6 percent in Europe, 1.2 percent in the U.S. and 3.3 percent in Oceania. Request an accessible format. This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. ", "Our country is full of young talent, who can provide a fundamental contribution to the development of innovative ideas for the food industry - said Agriculture Minister Maurizio Martina  during the announcement of the winners - and the work presented today is part of a wider strategic plan to help improve the web presence in the world of Italian wine & food and seize the best opportunities in e-commerce and protect our excellence. Despite the dependency and non-substitutability of agriculture within the world economy, between 2009 and 2011, this sector has counted for only 2.9 percent of increase in growth of the   global GDP (while the industrial sector accounted for about 25.3 percent growth and the services sector accounted for a 71.8 percent increase). After the training developed by Google and Unioncamere,  the 104 students have begun to carry out awareness-raising activities and support businesses in the territory assigned to them to help them set up or develop their online presence and social media and to  understand  how to leverage the opportunities offered by the Internet to make known all over the world the excellence of Made in Italy. The rest goes for costs beyond the farm gate: wages and materials for production, processing, marketing, transportation and distribution. With the initiative studied along with Google, even the Italian Chambers of Commerce show their willingness to help bridge the gap between the potential of our quality products and their effective dissemination on world markets. Information on this page may be shared via social media, etc., and will appear in the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s Food and Farm Facts book (2019 edition), available for purchase in September. a dairy cow needs to eat to produce 100 pounds of milk has decreased by more than 40% on average in the last 40 years. 40. ". If there are certain discoveries that can help us, it’s right that we use them, but they must be used to help the people and creation, and not just to serve the interests of the few. 45 - 85. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated, If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a "We have invested in young people because we are convinced that they can play a key role in the transition to the digital economy - said Giorgia Abeltino, Head of Public Policy and Government Relations at Google in Italy - to help small and medium-sized enterprises to increase their ability to export and to promote made ​​in Italy products  beyond the borders. More than 60% of the world's population depends on agriculture. We must become aware of the paradox that we are now experiencing: that we are able to produce food for all, while at the same time we are living in a world where many are still dying of hunger. The Google  project  "Made in Italy: Excellence in Digital" is sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Development and is included within the campaign of  e-Skills for jobs of the European Commission. While more than two-thirds of the population in poor countries work in agriculture, less than 5% of the population does in rich countries. 2 million farms dot America’s rural landscape. One day’s production for a high-producing dairy cow yields 4.8 pounds of butter or 8.7 gallons of ice cream or 10.5 pounds of cheese. One example illustrates the issue: about 60 percent of workers under the age of 18, of which 129 million children, are in found in the agricultural sector. 71 a. a The definition of the population employed/involved in agriculture varied among the reports. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Americans throw away an estimated 25% of the food they bring home every month. Total U.S. corn yield (tons per acre) has increased more than 360% since 1950. Many Americans celebrate holidays with food, spending a total of nearly $14 billion each year. A whopping 40% of all food grown and produced in the U.S. is never eaten. 40. These tools can make an important contribution to reaching  the goal of  Made in Italy for  food exports of  50 billion Euros in the next five years. You’ve accepted all cookies. Between 1954 and 1974, the U.S. Census Bureau conducted the census of agriculture in years ending in "4" and "9.", © 2020 American Farm Bureau Federation ® | legal | privacy, Tax Incentives for Renewable Fuel and Energy, 2021 American Farm Bureau Virtual Convention, 2020 Farm Bureau Virtual Target: Trust Engagement Training, 2021 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Contest, America’s Diverse Family Farms, 2018 Edition. One acre of land can grow a variety of crops, including 50,000 pounds of strawberries or 2,784 pounds (46.4 bushels) of wheat. Mauritania. Our faith teaches us that creation was given to us so we would cultivate it and nurture it. The number of farm operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino origin is higher than ever, up 13% to 112,451. ", It is conceivable that there are many small business owners, especially those in agribusiness, of typical food  and the more regional types of  preparation  that  want to make the most of their products  via exports, but without the added value of knowledge of digital know-how (especially if the company is small), it is difficult to compete in global markets. As of 2008 , less than 2 percent of the population is directly employed in agriculture.