Why is it hard to find good farmland in Mexico?

Mexico is widely believed to be an arid country, but this is not the case. It has a vast territory, where almost 12% is used for agriculture. This means 232,761 square kilometers (89,869 sq mi), which are almost the size of the whole United Kingdom, are used to grow food and cash crops.

Main crops include corn (ranked 4th worldwide), sorghum (4th), and beans (5th).

Most cereal crops are for internal consumption, but demand is so extensive that corn and wheat are imported from the United States.

Mexico is also a major producer and exporter of fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products, being among the top 10 producers of avocado, cacao, coffee, lemon, mango, orange, tomato, sugarcane, honey and banana. Most fruit grown in Mexico is exported to the United States, Europe and Japan markets during the winter season.
Mexico is widely believed to be an arid country, but this is not the case. It has a vast territory, where almost 12% is used for agriculture. This means 232,761 square kilometers (89,869 sq mi), which are almost the size of the whole United Kingdom, are used to grow food and cash crops.

Main crops include corn (ranked 4th worldwide), sorghum (4th), and beans (5th).

Most cereal crops are for internal consumption, but demand is so extensive that corn and wheat are imported from the United States.

Mexico is also a major producer and exporter of fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products, being among the top 10 producers of avocado, cacao, coffee, lemon, mango, orange, tomato, sugarcane, honey and banana. Most fruit grown in Mexico is exported to the United States, Europe and Japan markets during the winter season.