Cash crops is crops which are grown for profit; for example, coffe, cocoa, sugar cane, oil seeds and cotton.
Prices for major cash crops are set in global commodity markets with some local variation. A consequence of this is that farmers relying on such a a crop may suffer low prices caused by excess supply on the global market. To learn business and marketing strategies, visit here.
Promoting cash crop production for export is often criticized less environmentally sustainable than food production for domestic consumption. However recent evidence suggests that the main obstacle to sustainable agricultural development is the failure of any economic policy, whether promoting food crops or exports, to address adequately problems of natural resource management. To learn sustainable manners of crop production, visit "sustainable agriculture" and "soil and water management".