- Total cultivable area in Asia: \(18\)%
- Chief occupation of people: Agriculture
- Rich alluvial soil is found in river valleys in the South, South East and East Asia.
- In the riverine plains of Asia, agriculture is intensively practised.
- However, some areas are not suitable for agricultural practices.
In Asia, India has the largest area of arable land which can be used for cultivation.
- Most of the west Asian countries cultivate their crops where the groundwater level is nearer to the surface.
- Iraq practices agricultural activities based on the availability of rainfall and supply of water from Euphrates and Tigris rivers.
- Staple food crops in Asia: Rice and Wheat.
- The leading producers of rice in the world: China and India
- Other important rice-producing countries in Asia: Myanmar, Japan, Bangladesh and Thailand
- Monsoon Asia is suitable for rice cultivation because of the abundant rainfall, fertile plains and availability of labour.
Banaue rice terrace:
Rice bowl of South-East Asia: Thailand
- Built \(2000\) year ago by the Ifugaos people in the Philippines
- Located approximately about \(1524\)\(m\) above sea level.