Portugal - Agriculture



Although its contribution to GDP is very small, agriculture still employs a considerable number of Portuguese. Chief crops and production figures for 1998 include vegetables (including tomatoes, 2.2 million metric tons), fruit (including grapes and olives, 1.7 million tons),

root crops (including potatoes, 1.1 million tons), and cereal grains (including corn and wheat, 1.3 million tons). Portugal is traditionally one of the world's leading producers of wine (including the world-renowned Porto and Madeira wines) and olive oil. Livestock in 1998 numbered 1.3 million cattle, 6.3 million sheep, 2.2 million pigs, and 33 million poultry. Fishing is also a major industry. Portuguese farmers and fishers—like their colleagues elsewhere in Europe—rely heavily on EU subsidies , but their slowness to adopt more productive technology has resulted in a loss of EU market share to competitors from Spain, France, and Italy.

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nang phuri sherpa
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May 28, 2013 @ 5:05 am
is there is any job for Nepali in agricultural? i want to know about Ampli service farm house?
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Sarah
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Jun 10, 2018 @ 9:21 pm
My son is writing a project about global communities and picked Portugal. He would like to know about Organic Farms and how it affects the people and the environment?
Thank you kindly,
S.F.
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Sandeep
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Aug 15, 2018 @ 4:16 pm
I want make a greenhouse in Portugal.can u have any information about this plz reply me thanx

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