How Much Has the Production of Global Commodity Crops Increased in 40 Years?

This chart, which shows us the increase in MMT (million metric tons) of various commodity crops between 1969 through 2009, is from the recent Iowa State AGMRC publication, “Can We Meet the World’s Growing Demand for Food?” by Don Hofstrand.

The production of soybeans has increased the most, at 431% in those forty years, followed by vegetables, sugar cane, and maize.

One thought on “How Much Has the Production of Global Commodity Crops Increased in 40 Years?

  1. rjs

    the world population increased by 89.0% over the same span, so there was a 46% increase in commodity crops per capita over those 40 years…

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