Food processing – From farm to freezer


Up to 45% of the world’s working population in the 1990s was estimated to be employed in agriculture, which also used around one third of the Earth’s land surface.

Despite the high rates of urbanisation and having been overtaken by the service sector in 2003, this sector’s share of total employment was still as high as 35% in 2007.

Agricultural employment remains above 50% in many of the developing countries of Africa and Asia, but has declined steadily over many generations in most developed countries.

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