Following a remarkable run of 19 years of consecutive growth from 1996 to 2014, with 12 years of double-digit growth, the global hectarage
of biotech crops peaked at 181.
In Mississippi, average hectarage
planted to crop production for the past three years has been dominated by traditional row crop production, primarily of corn (21%), cotton (11.
James said he expects an additional 12 countries to adopt biotech crops by 2015 to bring the list of adopting nations to 40 (the number predicted by ISAAA in 2005), the number of farmers to double to 20 million, and global hectarage
to double to 200 million hectares.
These 22 countries growing GM crops comprised 11 developing countries and 11 industrial countries and they are in order of hectarage
, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, India, China, Paraguay, South Africa, Uruguay, Philippines, Australia, Romania, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, France, Iran, Honduras, Czech Republic, Portugal, Germany and Slovakia.
Last year the hectarage
under pineapples increased more than any other crop.
Cultivation of marijuana on remote islands and cays is of concern to Bahamian authorities, although there is no official estimate of the hectarage
6] ac) in the inland Pacific Northwest; half of this hectarage
is in fallow on an annual basis (Schillinger et al.
Agricultural Biotechnology in Europe, a lobby group of key biotech players including Monsanto and Bayer, reports that Spain is the only EU country with a significant hectarage
of a commercial biotech crop--Bt maize.
PHILIPPINES -- The Philippine Coffee Board's (PCB) long-time goal of accurate coffee hectarage
and annual coffee production forecasting may soon be achieved as Nescafe renews its pledge of financial and technical assistance.
You have gone round the country yourself, you've seen the withered maize crop in the fields, you've seen the hectarage
we put under maize.
As it was explained by Abrahams, the experiences from the work on private plots helped "in an important way to keep people ready for the re-emergence of private farming and, as their hectarage
increased during the late 1980s, they diverted labour and commitment away from the collective sector".
Whether this was pique, bluff, or indicated real intent, the hectarage
involved would have been little different from that announced in 1992.