Global Agriculture: A Trade Map
Globalization and enhanced international trade have made our world more interdependent than ever. Trade routes crisscross our globe and ensure that food gets from growers to families as efficiently as possible.
Charting specific trade routes on a map helps reveal key information about how countries interact and trade with each other and shows just how interconnected our world really is. Based on 2018 data taken from AgBioInvestor, an information and analytics company specializing in agriculture and global crop protection, CropLife International examined the top five global producers of GM crops and mapped out their most significant trading partners to uncover a snapshot of worldwide trade.
While this map can visually depict the relationship between producers and their trading partners, it does not paint the entire picture of global trade. These exchanges are made possible thanks to standardized trade agreements and/or regulations between countries that ensure the timely and uninterrupted flow of trade. Unfortunately, not every country has such trade agreements or regulations in place. This can have major impacts on a country’s economy and farmers’ livelihoods and can potentially cause major disruptions. CropLife International advocates for the standardization and harmonization of trade agreements and regulations so that social and economic impacts are lessened or eliminated.