|Chart 1: Chinese employment by industry|
The same declining trend in farmers was also visible for the U.S. (Chart 2). Agriculture employment accounted for 40% in 1900 and dropped to 2% in 2000.
|Chart 2: U.S. farm population and rural population as share of population|
The amount of farmers in China is declining, but production is still increasing at a fast pace due to industrialization (Chart 3).
|Chart 3: Agricultural Production in China|
Meanwhile, the Chinese population is expected to grow 0,5 % per annum. For India the growth rate is 1% per annum. If production doesn't keep up with population growth, food prices will inevitably spike upwards.
|Chart 4: Population Growth|