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- Tomatoes are the most commonly grown above ground vegetable crop in the world with approximately 150 million tonnes of tomatoes grown each year.
- China is the world’s biggest producer of tomato vegetables growing close to 50 million tonnes annually. The United States of America is the second largest producer followed by India, Turkey and Egypt.
- Australia ranks 47th in the world as a commercial vegetable grower of tomatoes with approximately 300,00 tonnes grown annually.
- Tomato growing responds well to the hydroponic environment and is often used in hostile growing environments as a viable way of providing access to the vegetable.
- Leafy green vegetables are also grown aggressively in China and are favoured by consumers who are more conscious of health related outcomes. There is considerable restaurant trade for all vegetables in this category.
- Vegetables are considered as ‘high-value’ foods being different from the ‘staple’
- Challenges for vegetable growers indicate a move towards crop nutrition rather than crop protection means of improving both yield and vegetable quality because growing consumer preference for foods that are organic or grown with other sustainable practices that limit pesticide use.
- Asia region countries also predominate in the growing of pulses, and there is growing interest in these vegetable crop types for export as developed countries seek larger supplies – again being driven by the health conscious consumer.
The World Top Producers
|Country (first-ranked)||by Vegetable production|
|China||Lettuce, Onion, Cabbage (and other brassicas), Green bean, Cauliflower and Broccoli, Eggplant, Potato, Spinach, Carrot, Turnip, Cucumber, Tomato, Pumpkin, Squash and Sweet Potato|
|India||Chickpea (and other pulses), Ginger, Safflower and Okra|
|United States of America||Soybean|
|Myanmar||Dry bean and Sesame|
|Nigeria||Cassava and Yam|